The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has announced the 18 best research presentations delivered at the 12th Annual Student Research Symposium, which took place April 12 on the UAFS campus.

Among the winners was Christopher Haley of Booneville for “The Benefits that Video Games Can Provide.” Haley’sfaculty sponsor is Dr. Argie Nichols.

Research projects presented at the conference included both oral and poster presentations. Among the research disciplines represented were animation technology, art history, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer graphic technology, computer science, dental hygiene, economics, education, electronics, engineering, English, geoscience, health science, legal studies, literature, media communication, music, nursing, psychology, and rhetoric and writing.

The 30 students whose presentations were selected by judges for recognition received monetary awards.