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Library Research Awards

Starting this year, the University Library will award two $1,000 prizes annually to undergraduate students who demonstrate exemplary research skills to produce a scholarly work of high quality. Please join us in congratulating the first two winners of our Research Awards!

Dominic Serino

Dominic Serino '18, 
Environmental Studies & Sciences

Systematic Review: Limited Evidence of Bias in Nonnative Animal Research of the Past Decade

"Dominic describes his methods in sufficient detail that the study is easily repeatable (an important hallmark of quality science), and he reports his findings in a thorough yet engaging style. Most impressive, however, is how he locates his study in the broader literature. This is an advanced skill that requires a command of the topic seldom achieved by undergraduates." 
- Professor Michelle Marvier


Esther Young headshot

Esther Young '18

Open Mics as Models for Urban Revitalization: The Role of Downtown San Jose’s Open Mics in the Context of Gentrification and Creative Placemaking

“The strength of Esther's fieldwork and depth and nuance of the scholarly conversation she constructed around her research makes her manuscript an impressive contribution to the field of urban studies, informed by her background in ethnomusicology. Her project is as sophisticated and polished in its use of secondary research as in its use of primary data.” - Professor Julia Voss

Jun 11, 2018