Purpose of the Tunxis Library Student Research Award
The purpose of the Tunxis Library Student Research Award is to recognize and honor excellence in the use of the Library’s resources and services by a Tunxis student. The award winning student will demonstrate his or her skill in information gathering, critical thinking, and synthesis through a research paper or project for a Tunxis course completed in the current academic year.
Criteria for Selection
Tunxis faculty members will be asked to submit student work to the Tunxis Library Student Research Award Advisory Committee, which will be made up of faculty and librarians. Submissions must be made by April, 19, 2013. Papers or projects must include a list of sources cited in a standard bibliographic format (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago Style, etc.). The Advisory Committee will judge the research projects on how well the student has applied:
1. Sophistication as well as depth in the discovery and use of research.
2. Distinguished writing and/or clarity in presentation.
3. Accurate inclusion and citing of resources.
The Advisory Committee is made up of Faculty and Librarians.
Fran Coan, Rafaele Fierro, Carol Mahmood, Julie Nocera, Rob Royer, James Schlatter, George Sebastian-Coleman, Susan Simonds and Sally Terrell
The Tunxis Library Student Research Award will be presented to the student researcher during the College’s Student Recognition Ceremony in May. The award includes a cash prize as well as a letter of commendation. Should no suitable applications be submitted, the award will not be granted. There may be more than one winner in any given year.
April 19, 2013
To be eligible for this award, the student researcher must:
- Be a Tunxis student in the current academic year;
- Have completed a research paper or project at Tunxis Community College during the current academic year;
- Allow his or her work to be publicly displayed in print and online in a variety of campus venues.
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