Awardees: Lauren Boulanger (HGSE) & Sofya Zeylikman (HGSE)

Summary: UDLiterature is an online literature platform created to solve the problem of student demotivation and disengagement while reading complex texts like Shakespeare. Rather than spoon-feeding them the “right answers,” it provides students with the tools to do their own critical thinking as they work to decipher difficult works of literature. Consequently, students can experience the joy of tackling an intellectual challenge—and cultivate their grit and confidence in the process.