Jim & Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award


2018 Winners

Advanced Researcher

First place:
Jesse Yelvington, senior, Sociology, Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts
Naming the Nameless: An Exploration of Queer Poetry and Empowerment

Second place:
Ashley R. Koger, junior, Nutrition & Dietetics
The Fight for Historical Representation and Accuracy: Statues of the Confederacy

Third place:
Patrick R. Latimer, junior, Astrophysics
’Water Fountain’ Masers in Proto-Planetary Nebulae

Emerging Researcher

First Place:
Ellerie Ann Freisinger, Sophomore, English
Racial Condition of America Through ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’

Second Place:
Anastasiya A. Andriyash, Sophomore, Biochemistry
John F. Kennedy’s Civil Rights Address: An Analysis of its Context, Legacy, and Implications

Third Place:
Luisa Pennington, Sophomore, Communications and Journalism
Existence, Emotion, and Expression: Tragic Elements Within Shakespearean Sonnets

The Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award program recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of University Libraries resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills. Student award winners receive a cash prize ($500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place, $200 for 3rd place) and recognition of their outstanding efforts.

Applicants must:
  • be enrolled as an undergraduate at the UNM Albuquerque Central Campus at the time of project completion
  • have completed the research project or paper as part of UNM credit course or independent study undertaken in the past calendar year (spring, summer, or fall semester).
Original research projects completed by individuals or groups in all formats are welcome and may include:
  • Research papers
  • Design portfolios
  • Compositions
  • Posters
  • Film
  • Digital projects
Questions about eligibility may be sent to ugresearchaward@unm.edu
Award Categories

Applications may be made in either of two categories:

  • Emerging Undergraduate Researchers – for students who have completed work in 100-level and 200-level courses.
  • Advanced Undergraduate Researchers – for students who have completed work in 300-level and above courses.
Applicants agree to:
  • participate in the recognition program following the announcement of the awards.
  • grant the University Libraries the right to make their paper/project and essay available via limited license. Student authors retain copyright for all content created by them. Award-winning work will be included in UNM’s Digital Repository.
Application Requirements
    1. Online Application form- See the application instructions
    2. Copy of research project or paper
    3. 500-750 word research statement describing applicant’s research strategies and use of resources. See guidelines and rubric.
    4. Bibliography. See guidelines and rubric.
    5. Faculty/Instructor Statement of Support

Application materials are submitted online to UNM’s Digital Repository.

Submit your project for the 2019 Award

Important Dates

Applicant Workshop

February 1

Application Deadline:

February 11, 2019
Winners Announced: Mid-March
Awards Program: Mid-April

Questions? Contact ugresearchaward@unm.edu.

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