10/15/2012 06:20 pm ET Updated Dec 15, 2012

39 Students Awarded Prizes For The Best In Undergraduate Research


Editor's Note: HuffPost College teamed up with The Undergraduate Awards to recognize the world's best student research projects. Expect to hear from the winners in November.

Thirty nine of the world's brightest students were announced winners in the 2012 Undergraduate Awards -- an international academic award that identifies top students across the globe through their innovative undergraduate research.

Panels of international academics assessed the 2890 coursework entries that were received from students across Ireland, the US, UK and Canada, and selected two winners per academic category. From Computer Science to Psychology, the program categories covered the A - Z of academic disciplines representing a cross-section of leading edge undergraduate course work.

Winning entrants include students from Trinity College Dublin, McGill University, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, University of Cambridge, St. Andrews University and University of Edinburgh who bagged their wins with research topics as diverse as "Gene Silencing" to "Contagion in the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis".

The 39 UA winners will be brought to Dublin for the UA Summit, "a Davos for students", from November 7th - 10th.

"This conference will serve as a three-day pop-up incubation centre for some of the world's most exceptional young minds" said Louise Hodgson, UA Programme Director. "From hands-on workshops and talks with inspiring young achievers, entrepreneurs and academics to networking events with top graduate recruiters, the UA Summit is going to be one of the most exciting student-focused events in Europe designed to fast track the careers of the high potential attendees".

Patron of the awards program, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, will award the 39 winners at the Undergraduate Awards Ceremony.