In Spring 2016, the Small World Initiative challenged its community to use humor to shed light on the serious subjects of antimicrobial resistance and lab safety. Students, faculty, and staff were asked to use their creativity to create an original SWI-related meme. The top 10 entrants were calculated using likes/comments on social media, and the final winner was determined by a Selection Committee. We had more than 175 entries.

Winner

SWI MEME CONTEST WINNER DAN LANDINO WITH HIS PROFESSOR DR. BETSY LEWIS ROBERTS AND THEIR iPAD AWARDS!

After much consideration and debate, we are pleased to announce that Southern Connecticut State University student Dan Landino is the official winner as well as his SWI Partner Instructor Dr. Betsy Lewis Roberts!

Top Ten Entrants

1. David Littlefield (student), Utah State, Dr. Lianna Etchberger (SWIPI)
2. Emma Hignett (student), McGill University, Dr. Samantha Gruenheid (SWIPI)
3. Dan Landino (student), Southern Connecticut State University, Dr. Betsy Lewis Roberts (SWIPI)
4. Toni-Ann Mastracchio (student), Southern Connecticut State University, Dr. Betsy Lewis Roberts (SWIPI)
5. Agatha Carneiro (student), Southern Connecticut State University, Dr. Betsy Lewis Roberts (SWIPI)
6. Afreen Ahmed/Nishat Ali/Sabahat Ali (students), Benedictine University, Dr. Monica Tischler (SWIPI)
7. Bryan Indiveri (student), Southern Connecticut State University, Dr. Betsy Lewis Roberts (SWIPI)
8. Erika Kurt (staff), Small World Initiative [removed herself from contention]
8. Lauren Cronise (student), West Virginia Wesleyan College, Drs. Melanie Sal and Jeanne Sullivan (SWIPIs)
9. Clara Stoughton (student), University of Pittsburgh, Drs. Jean Schmidt and Elia Crisucci (SWIPIs)
10. Delisa Williamson (student), Southern Connecticut State University, Dr. Betsy Lewis Roberts (SWIPI)

Here is a collection of their entries: