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WYNDHAM ROBERTSON LIBRARY

2017 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS

 

What: This is the annual undergraduate research award, for the recognition of exemplary student research projects completed in Hollins courses. These research projects will showcase extensive and creative usage of the library’s resources; the ability to synthesize those resources in completing the project; and growth in the student’s research skills.

Who: All current Hollins undergraduate students are eligible. There will be two (2) awards given: one for a first year/sophomore, and the second for a junior/senior.

When: All applications will be due on February 28, 2017. Finalists will be announced in early April 2017, and the winners will be recognized at a reception in late April, 2016 in the Hollins Room.

How: Choose a research project (paper; podcast; website; etc.) that you completed for a Hollins course or independent study during the three previous semesters, and J-Terms (J-Term 2017; Fall 2016; Spring 2016; J-Term 2016; Fall 2015). You will need to have a faculty member (your class instructor; if the class instructor is unavailable, an advisor would be acceptable) agree to sponsor you for the award. As part of the application, you must write a 250-500 word essay explaining your project and the research you completed.

Why should I apply?: Because this is an awesome opportunity to show off your great work, and get rewarded for all the time you spent researching! As if that wasn't enough, each winner will also receive:

  • $250
  • publication/archiving of your work on the Hollins Digital Commons
  • an excellent item to put on your resume or grad school application
  • the warm fuzzy feeling of recognition by peers and faculty
  • a worldwide audience, Hollins Digital Commons articles are downloaded everywhere

An impact beyond Hollins

First Year/Sophomore 2014 winner Abigail Sease's article was in the top 10 most popular articles in the Asian Art and Architecture section of the Digital Commons Network. 

Junior/Senior 2014 winner Catherine Hensly's article also won the Virginia Social Science Association's Best 2014 Undergraduate Paper Award.

Contact

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B.F.A., Music Theatre, Shenandoah College and Conservatory
M.F.A., Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.S., Information Science, University of Tennessee
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Subjects:Art, Dance, Film, Music , Theatre