Social Science Essay Contest Winners Announced

May 14, 2012

UMUC is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Social Science Essay Contest. This yearly contest invites all UMUC students to submit essays applying social science theory to social issues and problems and is judged by a panel of UMUC faculty members.

The first-place winner, Giles Oji, wrote an essay titled "Benefits and Implications of Globalization and Post Modernization on the Operations of Multinational Corporations in United States and Abroad." The second-place winner, Kelly Hurn, wrote "Madagascar and Globalization: Take the Good with the Bad?" Megan Kluge, the third-place winner, tackled the topic "Childhood Obesity: Relationship to Fast Food."

The winners will be recognized and awarded prizes at the annual Maryland Theta chapter meeting. The contest is sponsored by Maryland Theta, UMUC's chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society for the Social Sciences.