Save the date for the Eighth annual Senior Showcase, a celebration of exemplary undergraduate senior honors research and artistic projects, on Tuesday, April 18 in the ZSR Auditorium. Since 2010, over 25 former students have highlighted the breadth of undergraduate research and creative pursuits, from mapping the streets of Paris to scaling the mountains of Nepal to observing human subjects in on-campus exercise studies. In addition to sharing their research with the campus community, each honoree is awarded a $1,000 prize in recognition of their achievement.

Nominated by their faculty advisers, students are selected by a committee of library faculty for invitation to the Showcase, one per Division of the undergraduate College. Projects in progress, or completed, during the 2016-17 academic year are eligible, and are reviewed based on these criteria:

Research
  • Clear statement of purpose
  • Evidence of thorough research
  • Credible sources
  • Development of the idea
Presentation
Written
  • Well organized
  • Well written
  • Sound reasoning
Artistic
  • Skill/aptitude
  • Interpretation
Impact
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Importance to the field
  • Strength of the faculty advisor’s recommendation, summarizing the above Impact areas

A call for nominations will be issued in February. Contact Molly Keener with any specific inquiries. Plan now to nominate your top senior students’ theses and projects!