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GWSB Undergraduate News

May 23, 2012

Best Undergraduate Paper Competition

The International Atlantic Economic Society is pleased to announce the
Best Undergraduate Paper Competition

With the winner to be selected at the
74th International Atlantic Economic Conference
Montréal, 4-7 October 2012

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2012

To encourage undergraduate interest in economic issues, Alberto Alesina, President, and Reinhard Neck, Vice-President of the International Atlantic Economic Society cordially invite students to compete in the IAES annual undergraduate paper competition in Montréal this October. The winner of the student competition will receive:

  • A $500 check;
  • A handsome commemorative plaque recognizing their accomplishment; and
  • Complimentary publication of the paper in the Atlantic Economic Journal.

To be considered for this competition, all entries must follow the guidelines below:

1. The paper must conform to AEJ manuscript style instructions, be 10 - 20 pages in length including tables, and be submitted in MS Word format. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected. AEJ instructions can be found at:

2. Submit the paper to and send a copy to by June 15 with the subject line: "Best Undergraduate Paper Competition - Last Name of Student". Please send the paper in a Microsoft Word document. PDF files are NOT acceptable. Title page must include: (a) full name of student; (b) affiliation; (c) e-mail address; and (d) phone number.

3. Include an e-mail from the Department Chair certifying: (a) that the paper was written while the author was an undergraduate; (b) that the department will sponsor the student's hotel and travel if the student is selected as a finalist; and (c) that the paper has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

4. Up to four finalists will be notified of their selection by August 15. Finalists will be required to make a formal presentation on Saturday afternoon, October 6, at the Montréal conference. Conference fees for all finalists will be waived.

5. Finalists will be judged on both presentation and content. A panel of judges will announce the winning paper after the presentations.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact: Professor Gary E. Clayton, Best Undergraduate Paper Coordinator, Northern Kentucky University, E-mail:, Phone: 859-572-6542.

Student Leadership Award Winners

The Office of Undergraduate Programs sponsored its annual GWSB Student Leadership Dinner on Tuesday, May 2, 2012 at the Arts of Club of Washington D.C. With more than 60 students in attendance, the office program staff and faculty acknowledged all students who have volunteered for the office through a number of programs, outreach service projects and leadership roles. Tom Ryan, BBA '11 alumnus and 2011 Distinguished Scholar, was the keynote speaker and reminded students that leadership is important and a "mindset" not simply an addition to one's resume. He also encouraged students to continue their leadership efforts beyond the walls of GW and graduation. Following the keynote address and dinner, a number of students and an organization was recognized for their outstanding service:

Outstanding Freshmen of the Year
Adam Wolken

Outstanding Sophomore of the Year
Alyaa Haidari

Outstanding Junior of the Year
Mark Buente

Outstanding Senior of the Year
Emily Wagner

Outstanding Student Organization
Multicultural Business Student Association


Emily Wagner, Outstanding Senior of the Year

Are you planning to take summer classes?

If you are planning to take classes at GW, registration is currently open for all summer sessions. Go here to access the Summer 2012 calendar for summer session dates. If you register for a summer class and later decide not to take it, you must drop the class through Banweb before the first day of that session in order to avoid financial penalty.

If you are interested in taking summer classes at another university, please talk with your advisor to insure that option is available to you.

The Advising Center is open throughout the summer, so feel free to contact your advisor if you have any questions about summer or fall classes.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Now Accepting Applications

About the REU Program:
The Research Experience for Undergraduates program in the School of Business cultivates and supports research partnerships between undergraduate students and School of Business faculty members. The REU program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to work as part of the team on a faculty member's research project or to participate in a case competition requiring intensive research. The REU program engages undergraduates fully in the learning process and enables them to gain an appreciation of the role of research in business. For the academic year 2011-2012, we have 19 undergraduate students participating in the program working with 16 faculty members on diverse research projects.

The Office of Undergraduate Programs is now starting to accept REU applications from GWSB faculty members and undergraduate students for academic year 2012-2013. For faculty members who would like to have a research assistant, please contact Dr. Joelle Davis Carter at for detailed information. For undergraduate students who are interested in being a research assistant, please click here to view available opportunities and submit your application form to Duquès Hall, Room 455.

GW Tutoring Initiative

GW Tutoring Initiative provides tutoring services for GW students in a variety of courses. In addition to individual sessions, we also have drop-in sessions that students can utilize throughout the semester free-of-charge, and online tutoring through Smarthinking. Please visit the GW Tutoring Initiative website for more information.

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