Thanks to the generosity of alumnus Jeff Seltzer
W’78 and his wife Annie, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is proud to announce
the six winners of the 2014 Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards:
Leah Davidson, Kerry Huang, Rafiat Kasumu, Nilesh Kavthekar, Jose Romero and Andre Rosario.
Annual Seltzer Awards recognize and support creative use of new media technologies
by Penn undergraduate students for academic research projects. Each student will have
exclusive use of $1,000 of technology for one year to cover equipment such as video
cameras, still cameras, and audio recorders.
Leah Davidson W’16 will explore social entrepreneurship in Peru and India
Kerry Huang W’16 and Nilesh Kavthekar W’16 E’16 will document the lives of Penn graduates involved in startups.
Rafiat Kasumu C’15 will create a photo-documentary and short film focused
on the internal development of 21 undergraduates throughout the community-based impact service learning program called Penn’s International Development Summer Institute (IDSI).
Jose Romero C’15 will capture GPS tagged oral histories and footage of Latin@ farm
workers working in Eastern Washington State for his thesis research.
Andre Rosario N’16 will conduct oral history interviews with Filipino nurses who immigrated to the U.S. and also advanced their education to become nurse practitioners.