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2023 Research Live! Winners

The Graduate College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Research Live! competition.

Now in its eighth year, Research Live! is a fun, fast-paced competition that celebrates graduate student research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Twelve finalists shared their passions in three minutes or less at the Knight Auditorium at the Spurlock Museum on Thursday, April 6. 

The winners are: 

The Visionary Award: $200
Yaman Yu, Information Science, "How do Internet Users from Bangladesh and India Deal with Targeted Ads on Social Media?"

The Storyteller Award: $200
Joe Mirabelli, Educational Psychology, "How Ecological Perspectives Can Help Address Graduate Student Stress"

The Impact Award: $200
Ricky Price, Special Education, "Why Work Matters"

The Design Award: $200
Erick Hernandez Alvarez, Materials Science and Engineering, "How much is a color worth? Quantum dots can tell you!"

The People's Choice Award: $200
Abdulgafar Sulaiman, Civil Engineering, "Be Asphalt, My Friend!"

The Grand Prize: $500
Charles Nudelman, Speech and Hearing Science, "Preventing Vocal Injuries in Teachers Using Voice Acoustic Biomarkers and Immersive Virtual Reality"

Learn more about Research Live! and see the complete list of finalists.