We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards! This year we had a record-breaking number of candidates from across the disciplines and the judges remarked on the exceptionally high quality of the essays. Applicants described how the Libraries' resources, services, and personnel helped them make their discoveries and explore new lines of inquiry in creative ways. Awards were presented at the CURO Symposium on April 4, 2016.
- First Place - Brooke Martin, American Reed Organs and the Music of Stephen Foster, working with Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, Dr. Catherine Kilroe-Smith (Music) and Dr. Kevin Kelly (librarian liaison)
- Runners up
- Andrew Disharoon, Engineering Soybean Resistant to Mosaic Virus, working with Dr. Wayne Parrott (Crop & Soil Science) and Liz Holdsworth (librarian liaison)
- Andrew Jarnagin, Understanding the Rise of the Sadrist Movement in Iraq, working with Dr. Kevin Jones (History) and Nan McMurry and Emily Luken (librarian liaisons)
1st-3rd Year Division
- First Place - Elizabeth Hardister, Hurricane Forecasting and Coastal Healthcare Facility Evacuations, working with Dr. Curtis Harris (Institute for Disaster Management) and Ian Thomas (librarian liaison)
- Runner up - Gabrielle Stecher, Desdemona Dominated: A Victorian Painter's Approach to Gender Politics in Shakespeare's Othello, working with Dr. Dorothy Todd (English) and Caroline Barratt (liabrarian liaison)
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