Congratulations to our 2016 winners!
First Place: Baylor E. Hogan, Senior, Kinesiology Major
Second Place: Emma F. Plotnik, Senior, Music Major; Law, Justice, and Social Control Minor
Third Place: Kristine Avena, Senior, History and Political Science Major
The Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize recognizes excellent research and effective use of library resources by Chapman University undergraduate students. Applicants are asked to write an essay about their selection, evaluation, and use of library resources for work on a research paper or project. Judges will be looking for originality, depth, or sophistication in the use of library resources and demonstrated information literacy. Winners will receive a certificate of achievement and a cash prize, be honored at an awards ceremony, have your accomplishment recognized on the Library’s website, and be eligible to have your project published in the Chapman University Digital Commons.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Be a Chapman University undergraduate (all undergraduate class levels and majors are eligible). Students attending Brandman University are not eligible.
- Have completed all or a portion of a research paper or project at Chapman during the current academic year. For example, you can still apply if you have only turned in part of your project to your professor already, but will not have the entire project finished until later in the semester.
- Agree to have one's work on display in a library exhibit and/or the Leatherby Libraries web site, which may include excerpts from the library research essay or other parts of the application.
Before applying for the prize, please make sure to:
- Read the Selection Criteria
- Read the Essay Requirements
- Download the Application Packet
- Follow the Application Guidelines
Please contact Carolyn Radcliff at email@example.com or (714) 532-7744 with any questions.
Winners from 2016
3rd Place: “The Good of the Country Rises Above Party”: Roosevelt, La Guardia, and O’Connor and the Works Progress Administration in New York City During the Great Depression (Contest Entry), Kristine Avena
Winners from 2015
1st Place: Moviegoers and the Moon in 1953 (Contest Entry), Hannah E. Gary