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SUNY Potsdam Honors Winners of 2023 Learning & Research Fair Awards

May 24, 2023

SUNY Potsdam Students Honored with Awards for Excellence for Research and Creative Projects 

Rebecca Gomez speaks about her research on nixtamalization at SUNY Potsdam’s Learning and Research Fair.

SUNY Potsdam recognized students and faculty mentors for excellence in research and creative projects, following the College’s 2023 Learning and Research Fair.  

More than 40 students presented their research to faculty, staff and classmates in the Barrington Student Union on May 3. Following the fair, the following top research projects were recognized with awards, which included $1,000 worth of prizes, at the College’s honors ceremony.

Frederick B. Kilmer Research Awards 

Ram L. Chugh North Country Research and Public Service Awards 

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Student Research 

Outstanding Faculty Mentorship of Undergraduate Research 

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Katherine Cleary 

The Learning and Research Fair is coordinated by the Office for Student Research and Creativity, which offers support for student-faculty collaborations or mentorships that contribute to the understanding of a discipline through the examination, study, creation and communication of new knowledge, by means of an original scholarly or creative project. 

The Office for Student Research and Creativity also oversees the Presidential Scholars Program, the Kilmer Fund, the Institute for Ethical Behavior and the Honors Experience. It is part of the Donald and Kathryn Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, located in the Lougheed Learning Commons. To find out more, visit 

About SUNY Potsdam:  

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit 

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