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Honors the best research projects produced each year by Temple University undergraduates.

Winners 2013-2014

2014 Library Prize Winners

Winners with Dean of University Libraries, Joe Lucia

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Library Prize 2014

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Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 5 p.m.

11th ANNUAL LIBRARY PRIZE FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

You can win $1000 and recognition for your research when you apply for the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research.

All disciplines and project formats are encouraged to apply!

This prestigious award will be an outstanding accomplishment on your resume, CV, or graduate school application.  There's nothing to lose--apply today!

All winners will present their research to family, friends, faculty, librarians and university administrators at a program in late April.  A formal reception and celebration of winners will follow.

Congratulations to the 2014 Prize winners!

Congratulations to the two winners and two honorable mentions of the 2014 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, as well as the two winners of the 2014 Library Prize for Sustainability!

2013-2014 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research Winners

Cassandra Emmons

“Ambiguous Attacks on Democracy in Europe and the Americas: What can intergovernmental organizations do?”
Political Science 4891: Directed Research and Field Study (Fall 2013)
Faculty Sponsor: Mark Pollack

Evan Freemont Hoskins

"'Pigs in the Promised Land”
History 4997: Honors Thesis Seminar (Spring 2014)
Faculty Sponsor: Elliot Ratzman

2013-2014 Library Prize Honorable Mentions

Nicole E. Beck

“An Invisible Art: Heavenly Machines and Spacious Halls of Memory”
Art History 4082: Independent Study (Fall 2013)
Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth S. Bolman

Kelly Slater

“Public Corruption and Organized Crime: Philadelphia as a Case Study”
Criminal Justice 4082: Independent Study (Fall 2013)
Faculty Sponsor: Aunshul Rege

2013-2014 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research for Sustainability Winners

Christine Kim

“How does land-use and climate change affect soil organic carbon stocks and processes in temperate grasslands”
Earth and Environmental Science 4198: Senior Seminar (Spring 2014)
Faculty Sponsor: Laura Toran

Shannon McGinnis

“Fungal diseases in wildlife: emerging threats from pathogenic fungi”
Biology 3082: Independent Study (Spring 2014)
Faculty Sponsor: Brent Sewall

Thank you to everyone who submitted a paper or sponsored a student in this year's competition.  Your hard work made judging a pleasure!

Please plan to attend the Library Prize Reception on May 1 from 4-6pm in the Library's Lecture Hall.  Prizes will be awarded and the winners will discuss their research.

About the Library Prizes for Undergraduate Research

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research was established to encourage the use of Library resources, to enhance the development of library research techniques, and to honor the best research projects produced each year by Temple University undergraduate students.

Established in 2004, up to three projects are selected each year to win $1000. Winning entries exhibit: originality, depth, breadth, or sophistication in the use of library collections; exceptional ability to select, evaluate, synthesize, and utilize library resources in the creation of a project in any media; and evidence of personal growth through the acquisition of newfound knowledge.

In the 2010-11 academic year, Temple Libraries and Gale, a leading organization in e-research and educational publishing, established a second competition, the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research on Sustainability & the Environment, to encourage research and projects in the area of sustainability.  In addition to the above criteria, winning entries will contribute to our understanding of sustainability or help improve or develop sustainable practices.

Students who submit winning projects will be recognized at an award ceremony and reception to be held in the Lecture Hall of Paley Library in April 2015.

Please see information on How To Apply as well as Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have questions, please email the Chair of the Library Prize Committee at libprize@temple.edu. Please note that the Prize email address is for questions related to the Library Prize, not for the submission of materials.

Contact

If you have questions, please email the Library Prize Committee at libprize@temple.edu. Please note that the Prize email address is for questions related to the Library Prize, not for the submission of materials.


Important Note:
This is the official site of the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research and the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research on Sustainability & the Environment, Temple University Libraries. Please consult this site for the official prize rules, forms, and deadlines.

Sponsors and Thanks

Temple University Libraries is grateful to John H. Livingstone Jr. and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, for their generous sponsorship of this initiative.

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