Students majoring in science (including neuroscience), math, and engineering who present posters on their research at the Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium.
Students who are interested in participating in the competition must indicate their interest on the online poster registration form.
Submissions should be emailed to Kresge Library in a single PDF file, and should include “Library Research Award” in the subject line.
Your submission should include:
- A 500-750 word essay describing your research strategy, sources used, how your research skills developed, and how your research contributed to the quality of your poster/project
- A bibliography or other appropriate listing of sources consulted
- Exceptional ability to locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize library resources (including, but not limited to, printed resources, databases, collections, web resources, and all media) and to use them in the creation of a project
- Evidence of significant personal learning and the development of a pattern of research and inquiry that shows the likelihood of persisting in the future
Questions to consider when writing your essay
- What did you learn about finding and evaluating sources?
- What did you learn about the process of doing research during the course of your work?
- What discoveries did you make through carefully planned research, and what through serendipity?
- How will what you learned researching this project inform your future research work?