One of the highlights of the year at the University of Illinois Springfield is the Annual STARS Symposium (Student Technology, Arts, & Research), where students get an opportunity to present their research to the UIS campus and community. The Library is honored to be a part of the Luncheon, where we present the Library Undergraduate Research Award to three deserving students. Sadly, the luncheon was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Library still held our annual Undergraduate Research Award. This year, we were able to expand the prize pool and the number of winners thanks to generous support from the Friends of Brookens Library.
This year we were honored to recognize the following students for their exceptional research using Library resources.
1st place: Anna Kanai – Americanization in Europe: History, Hollywood, and European Perceptions
2nd place: Hunter Niebrugge – Ouch!: Female Student-Athletes and the Influence of Collegiate Athletics on Injury
3rd place: Rebecca Wheeler – Decision Vision: Utilizing Mental Simulation to Promote Accuracy During Intuitive Decision Making
4th place: Jermaine Windham – The “Black Nerd Stereotype” & The African American Representation in the Media
5th place: Sagun Pandit – Analysis of Sexual Assault in Nepal
The competition was tough this year and all of our submissions were top quality research. A big congratulations for all our winners and all of our entrants!