Submissions Invited for Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award

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The UMass Amherst Libraries invite submissions for the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award. All currently enrolled undergraduate UMass Amherst students, part- or full-time, are eligible.

For more information and to apply by Feb. 17, visit: http://bit.ly/usra2017.

Papers, theses, design projects, multimedia and artwork that present research on a sustainability topic (environmental, social or economic) will be considered. The first prize recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship and two second place winners receive $500 scholarships. Applicants must be nominated by a UMass Amherst faculty member. Projects created from spring 2016 through fall 2016 may be submitted for review.

The award promotes in-depth understanding of sustainability topics, research strategies, and the use of library resources, providing participating students with vital skills they will carry into future academic and vocational endeavors. The award is funded by the UMass Amherst Libraries’ national award-winning Library Sustainability Fund.
The review panel consists of a sustainability studies librarian, an undergraduate student, a faculty member, and a member of the libraries’ department of development and communication.

Award recipients will be honored at a spring climate change event on April 1 at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, and their winning projects will be added to the Sustainability Student Showcase on ScholarWorks, the university’s digital repository.
For more information, contact Madeleine Charney, mcharney@library.umass.edu, 413/577-0784.