Friends of the Wesleyan LibraryUndergraduate Research Prize

Announcing the 2018 Research Prize award winners

FIRST PLACE: Elinor Weissberg 20
“Understanding the American Liberty League” (Prof. Ron Schatz)

SECOND PLACE: Kevin Liu 20
“Matter over Mind: Body in the Chinese Model of Depression and the Effects of Acculturation” (Prof. Peggy Carey Best)

Azher Jaweed 19  “Dams: A Visual Analysis” (Prof. Erik Grimmer-Solem)
Julia Perry 19 “An Analysis of Popular Hair Styling Techniques and Marketing Strategies in the United States, 1960-2000” (Prof. H.C. Robinson)



2018 Competion

Competition details for the second annual Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize are available at  The deadline was 5:00 pm February 23, 2018.

Projects will be evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources as well as on the quality of writing and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that show evidence of learning about research techniques and the information-gathering process itself.

There will be two cash awards: a 1st-place prize worth $500 and a 2nd-place prize worth $250.

Instructors and librarians are encouraged to nominate students’ work via the online nomination form.

Students may also nominate themselves directly on the application form.

All materials must be submitted electronically. Applications will consist of:

1)     An online application form

2)     Statement on the use of the Wesleyan libraries (maximum 600 words)

3)     Paper/Project

4)     Bibliography

The jury will be comprised of members of the Friends of Wesleyan Library Board, Wesleyan librarians, and Wesleyan faculty from Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Deadline: February 23, 2018.

Awards will be announced in April 2018.

For further information, contact the Friends of Wesleyan Library at