2013 UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Award Winners

April 3, 2013 – 1:39 PM

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards. These awards provide cash prizes for excellence in research and academic inquiry. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Senior Division

First Place
Rachel Perez
The Fever Progress: Yellow Fever in 19th and 20th Century Savannah and Havana
Faculty mentor: Dr. Reinaldo Roman
Librarian mentors: Diane Trap and Nan McMurry

Runners up
Terese Gagnon
Surveying the Landscape of Research: Academic inquiry and the value of following the connections
Faculty mentor: Dr. Virginia Nazarea
Librarian mentor: Caroline Barratt

Richard D. Weimar, III
Using Raman Spectroscopy to Analyze Ancient Pigments
Faculty mentor: Dr. Tina Salguero
Librarian mentor: Ian Thomas

1st-3rd Year

First Place
Kaitlyn Downs
Indian-American Identity: Merging Cultures in University Spaces
Faculty mentor: Dr. Christina Joseph
Librarian mentor: Caroline Barratt

Runner up
Joanna Caffrey
The Excommunication of Early Jewish Christians and its Interpretive Value for the So-called Temple Cleansing in the Gospel of John
Faculty mentor: Dr. Wayne Coppins
Librarian mentor: Sandra Riggs

The awards were presented at the CURO Symposium on April 2, 2013 at the Classic Center. Find more information about the awards and (soon) the winner’s essays at http://www.libs.uga.edu/researchaward/

(L to R) Richard Weimar, Rachel Perez, Terese Gagnon, Joanna Caffrey, and Kaitlyn Downs


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