2018 - 2019 Award Winners

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.

2019 Research Award Presentation Program 

2019 Advanced Researchers

First Place:
Addey Dominguez, Senior, Anthropology and History
Women Hidden in In-Between Spaces: Using Brothels to Expand the Archaeology of Gender

Second Place:
Jamie Stevens, Senior, Anthropology
Jacques-Louis David’s Neoclassicism and the Ideals of the Enlightenment

Third Place:
Angelea Maestas-Olguin, Senior, Chemical Engineering
The Endocytotic Fate of a Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Supported Lipid Bilayer CRISPR Delivery Vehicle

2019 Emerging Researchers 

First Place
Lizbeth Miscles-Rivera, Junior, Dept of Art and Art History
Three Generations Explore Danger and Control Through Global Performance Art: Regina Jose Gallindo, Laurel Nakadate, and Marina Abramovic

Second Place:
Brittany R. Raymond, Senior, Secondary Education
The Marriage of Mimesis and Diegesis in “White Teeth”

Third Place:
Sarah Ann K. Polsin, Freshman, Political and Environmental Science
Environmental Ramifications of the Textile Industry


2018 Research Awards Presentations Program

2018 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

2018 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