MOHL Research Award
The MOHL Research Award, sponsored by the Hatfield Library with up to two $500 cash prizes, will be given for a paper, in any subject, that demonstrates outstanding research using library and information resources. Any student paper written in the sophomore or junior year as part of regular class work is eligible to be considered for this award. The paper should have been written in the current academic year, that is, fall 2013/spring 2014.
Note: papers done as a senior project but in the junior year are excluded.
Criteria for Assessment:
- Paper is well written and well cited in a style appropriate for the subject discipline.
- Paper exhibits use of numerous and diverse sources of information relevant to the topic.
- Paper shows a skillful synthesis of sources and thoroughness in the research process.
- Paper should be 10 pages (double spaced) or more in length, with pages numbered, excluding covers and appendices.
- Please submit the paper in Word in 12 point font.
- Please also submit a separate, one page description of the research process, e.g. what strategy was used to search for information; why some avenues of library-type research were pursued and others discarded, etc. Students should submit the above documents together (paper and description of research process) electronically to Christopher McFetridge, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone X6312.
- Award Amount: up to two awards of $500 each are available.
- Deadline: all paperwork must be in by May 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
The faculty mentor who worked with the student during the production of the paper is asked to submit a separate statement that includes:
- Name of student author:
- Title of research paper:
- Name of faculty mentor:
- Course #/Title:
Also, please verify that the paper:
- was done as part of regular course work in the sophomore or junior year
- is done in a style appropriate for the subject discipline
- is well cited, in line with disciplinary requirements
- uses numerous and diverse sources of information including scholarly materials
As well, please comment on the value and quality of the paper.
Faculty should submit the statement by e-mail to Christopher McFetridge at email@example.com.
Previous Winners of the Research Award:
- Miles Sari: "“Piece of Me” – A Framing Analysis of the Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Britney Spears"
- Alison Ezard: "Constructivism: A Doomed Enterprise"
- Erin F. Perry: "The Painful Christ"
- Robin L. Wright: "Hegemony, Intellectuals, and the Party in Gramsci's Early Activism and Writing"
- Shannon Satterwhite: "'Unskilled' Midwives: A Critical Analysis of Mayan Midwifery and Safe Motherhood"
- Lauren Kaijiura: "The Effects of 17-β Estradiol on Regeneration Rates and Neoblast Proliferation in the Planarian Dugesia dorotocephala"
- Amanda Strauss: "She was always a Weakly Woman: an analysis of gender and insanity in 19th Century America"
- Travis Harris: "Wave-Particle Duality of Bucky Balls"
- Jacqueline Grace: "Age dependant lateralized prey delivery and chick rearing of Caspian Terns"