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Reeves Library Undergraduate Research Awards: About the Award

The Award

The Reeves Library Undergraduate Research Award has been created to recognize and encourage the development of information fluency in resource-based research. Each award recipient will be recognized at honors convocation and will receive a monetary prize in the amount of $250.

 


All Seton Hill undergraduate students may apply for this award. One award will be given to a freshman or sophomore and a second to a junior or senior. The application deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Application information will be available in the Spring 2015 semester.

 

Types of research that will be considered: “Collection”-based research (i.e., field/laboratory research, original literary criticism, or creative works will be judged based only on their literature review/discussion sections and not on the portions of the project consisting of original work). Research projects in either traditional (e.g., academic paper) or multimedia (e.g., podcast, website, video, etc.) formats may be submitted. Research projects created during the SP14, FA14, or SP15 semesters will be considered. There is no length requirement for works submitted. One entry will be accepted per student.

 

Each submission must be sponsored by a faculty member. The faculty sponsor may be the instructor who assigned the project, or the student's advisor.

 

To enter:

 

Students must submit:

The project being entered

A completed application form

A brief (250-500 word) introduction to the project and discussion of your research process

See the "Applying for the Award" tab for submission details.

Faculty sponsors must submit:

A completed recommendation form

See the "For Faculty" tab for form and more information.

Congratulations to our past winners!

Congratulations to both of our 2014 winners!

Giannina Gonzalez received the award for the Junior & Senior division for her project, "Pollution in Beijing." The evaluation panelists were impressed by her "excellent handling of detailed technical information" and "informative, well-written, concise paper" that "is publishable work."

Ashley White
was chosen to receive the award at the First-Year & Sophomore level for her work, "The Impact of Fundamentalism on American Women." Panelists noted her "sound development of both the thesis and variations of the content" and appreciated her use of a "wide variety of sources."


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