Because we believe that students learn through both the process of research and the process of reflecting on what they have experienced/created, the Library is excited to be able to offer Research Awards to some of our presenters.
Students are able to compete for our Research Awards through their submission of their project bibliography/works cited as well as their completion of a 2-3 page Research Process Essay, which focuses on what the student learned about research by completing this project. Research Process essay submissions and bibliographies are then judged by a panel of librarians according to a rubric.
The competition for the Research Award is voluntary; presenters who do not wish to be eligible for the award do not need to write a Research Process essay.
See the links below for the Research Process Essay Prompt and Rubric.
For the May 2023 Symposium, we are pleased to offer the following awards to our presenters:
- First Place: $750
- Second Place: $500
- Third Place: $250
- Honorable Mentions: $100
Students must present at the Symposium to be eligible for an award.