by Kendall Poltzer

Ian Voegtlin, Samantha Fraime, Deia Dennis, and Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna
(L-R): Ian Voegtlin, Samantha Fraime, Deia Dennis, and Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna

A group of University of West Georgia students from Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna’s marketing class recently earned the top prize in the country for undergraduate research at the National Technology and Social Science Conference from the National Social Science Association. The honored team included students Deia Dennis, Matthew Hukin, and MaryLeith Turner. Deia Dennis traveled to Las Vegas in March to represent the group and present their research. Their project was entitled “Bring Chipotle to Carrollton,” which earned their group the top prize.

Also participating in the conference were UWG students Ian Voegtlin, Samantha Fraime, Nicholas DiBattista, and Garrett Adams, who won the runner-up award for their own project, "Analysis of the University of West Georgia’s Population regarding the Clothing Company."

Dr. Sethna said he is very proud of both teams who participated in the contest noting, “Their research is first class and is clearly deserving of the national recognition they earned.”

Dr. Sethna was also proud that the students were so dedicated in his 8 a.m. research class, which he called “very demanding.”

This is the fifth time in 13 years that students representing UWG have won the top prize at the national conference, which is attended by students all over the United States. The National Technology and Social Science Conference is held each spring in Las Vegas.

Posted on May 2, 2016