The Giovale Library Undergraduate Research Awards 2013 Winners

The Giovale Library Undergraduate Research Awards recognize students producing outstanding research projects such as: papers, videos, and blogs that demonstrate information literacy and the effective use of Library resources.

First Place

Chelsea Farrell, for her project, "College students and girls in Juvenile Justice Services learn from one another through service learning"
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Marilee Coles-Ritchie and Dr. Cassie Power

"A general gap in the research…allowed me to focus in on the research question I wanted to pursue, which was how critical service-learning can impact girls in JJS. I came up with this question because the literature pointed to the lack of gender-specific programming designed for girls as well as a lack in understanding how critical service-learning impacts members of the community involved."
-Chelsea Farrell, Reflective Essay

"Chelsea’s research project contributes meaningfully to the literature on service learning, gender specific programming in the JJS, and constructivist education pedagogy. More specifically, her work explores how to attend to power inequities in the service learning relationship, assesses the impact of a service learning project not only on students, but also on the population that the students work with (a rarity in the literature), and how to address the specific needs of girls in the JJS [Juvenile Justice System]."
-Dr. Marilee Coles-Ritchie and Dr. Cassie Power

Second Place

Graham Beckstead for his research paper "The Glorious Cinema: An Experience Like No Other"
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sean Desilets

"Not only does this film studies essay synthesize various modes of theoretical analysis of cinema, but it also attempt to incorporate some of the earliest works of ancient art, drawing parallels between the historical and conceptual trajectory of Greek Sculpture and the inextricably "modern" development of the motion picture camera."
-Graham Beckstead, Reflective Essay

"Graham has produced a highly readable essay aimed at a broad audience that distills extremely difficult sources without simplifying them…He does so while dealing with very many sources of very different kinds. His essay involves analysis of critical texts in several disciplines, paintings, sculptures, photographs, scientific experiments in photography, and popular and avant-garde films."
-Dr. Sean Desilets

Congratulations to the 2013 Winners!