2021 Santa Fe College Award Winners
THE 2021 Dr. BOB PORTER SANTA FE COLLEGE POSTER COMPETITION
Sponsored by ILR and Santa Fe College
The ILR -Santa Fe Awards are given to Santa Fe students who participate in the interdisciplinary competition in the Research in Undergraduate Education program. The RUE program was created in 2013 with ILR participation shortly thereafter under the direction of Dr. Bob Porter, Oak Hammock resident and ILR member. The ILR Board of Directors designated this year’s competition and awards as the Dr. Robert E. Porter Santa Fe Poster Competition in recognition of his longstanding support of this event.
Santa Fe College defines research as: creativity-, discovery-, or inquiry-based learning that leads students to new scholarly insights or the creation of new artistic work, which is then effectively communicated back to their community.
Research can be curriculum based, or under the direction of a faculty researcher at Santa Fe or the university of Florida. It may be a collaborative or individual project. It may be a single discipline-based project or interdisciplinary based.
Twenty-five students presented poster and or other information for review. The fields of study include genetics, humanities, art history, humanities of Africa, technical communications, elementary differential equations, independent studies, educational technology, and non-western art history.
This year’s judges were Henri Logan, Carol Wynn and Walter Wynn. The judges selected eight students as finalists after studying materials presented and viewing student zoom sessions with Santa Fe faculty. Seven students were selected and presented their projects via ZOOM to a hybrid audience in the Oak Room at Oak Hammock.
Upon completion of the student presentation and question and answer sessions by ILR members and judges, Ron Bern, Chairman of the ILR Board of Directors presented Dr. Bob Porter with a certificate of appreciation for his past leadership of this program. As that presentation took place, the judges retired to select winners.
This year’s first place winner was a graduate student who conducted his own research at the Perry Center. The next two winners conducted analytical literature reviews of biological experiments. The fourth-place winner created a portfolio of her own fashion designs for mask-coordinated women’s outfits in the current COVID environment. Honorable mention students’ subjects were biological science, classroom teaching technology and classical painting.
As that presentation was taking place, the judges retired to select this year’s winners, who are shown below.