The Reeves Library Undergraduate Research Award was created to recognize and encourage the development of information fluency in resource-based research. Each award recipient is recognized at honors convocation and will receive a monetary prize in the amount of $250.
Congratulations to both of our 2016 winners!
Julia Simeone was selected as the award-winner for the Junior & Senior division. Her paper, "The Effects of Dieting on Eating Behavior" impressed the evaluation committee by exhibiting "great insight into the psychological influences of dieting." Another panelist called it"an exemplary job synthesizing the various studies into a coherent work." Ms. Simeone's entry was sponsored by Dr. Betsy Jacobs.
Paige Parise received the award at the First-Year/Sophomore level for her slideshow, "How Social Media Has Affected Journalism." Her project's use of avatar dialog to engage with and integrate her source materials was an impressive take on a traditional literature review. Ms. Parise's entry was sponsored by Dr. Emily Wierszewski.
Thank you to all of the students who entered and to the faculty who sponsored them! We received a number of excellent projects, which made the judging quite a challenge. We hope that those of you who will be at SHU next year will consider entering!