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Undergraduate Awards

Breaking Boundaries: From UA to CGI U

Meicen Sun | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Meicen Sun

It was a little over a year after I won the 2012 Undergraduate Award when I got accepted to the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University conference. The acceptance came as a surprise. Used to reading books and writing papers, I'd long held the mistaken belief that the so-called start-up culture was an antithesis of academia.

Potato Chips. Magnolia Petals. Libya.

Meicen Sun | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Meicen Sun

There was once a crosstalk I watched as a kid that went roughly like this - "Which is the biggest nation in the world?" "China." (-- in terms of population) "Wrong, it's the United Nations." My ability to get the joke notwithstanding, for quite some time I had taken for granted the role of the UN as some kind of an omnipotent governor of all nations, working its magic whenever things went wrong among its subordinates.

Weather Girl Dreams

Sophie Splawinski | Posted 01.07.2013 | College
Sophie Splawinski

When I was three years old, my piano teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and my response was "a weather girl!"

39 Students Awarded Prizes For The Best In Undergraduate Research

Posted 12.15.2012 | College

Editor's Note: HuffPost College teamed up with The Undergraduate Awards to recognize the world's best student research projects. Expect to hear from t...

Gen Z Wants to Make a Difference, Not a Profit

Louise Hodgson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Louise Hodgson

There is a lot of frustration, a lot of people wanting to see a change. Young people are faced with the options of leaving the country or staying and trying to make a damn difference. They're blogging. They're tweeting. They're connected. They're inspiring each other and those around them.

Making A 'Thesis Statement'

William McGuinness | Posted 10.20.2012 | College
William McGuinness

What if your thesis went places aside from a forgotten file cabinet stuffed with other class work? This simple question launched Huffpost College's Thesis Project this summer, and we were thrilled when students partnered with us to publish their hard work.