MIRS 2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to the MIRS 2021 award winners!

Linda Schamber Best Paper Award

  1. First place: Melissa Vang, Raheyma Khan, Haihua Chen - "Topic sentiments toward the COVID-19 vaccine on Twitter"
  2. Second place: Millicent Njeri, Dr. Jihye Ellie Min - "The effects of online information overload on consumer confusion and trip satisfaction"
  3. Third place: Fariba Fard - "Leveraging geographical disparities of socio-economic factors to predict vulnerable teenagers to teen birth: Chicago as a case study"


MIRS Best Poster Award

  1. First place: Alexander Kahanek, Dr. Lingzi Hong - "Topics and sentiment of COVID-19 on Twitter: A look into how and what the US was talking about during the pandemic" https://flipgrid.com/024dae99
  2. Second place: Malori Hammonds, Dr. Konstantina Kapetangianni - "Violations of Gricean maxims during police interrogation" https://flipgrid.com/46a8d5e2


MIRS Best Dissertation Lightning Talk Award

Malak Khader - "Understanding the interplay between information literacy, cultural literacy, and religious literacy among second generation immigrants"