Temple University Libraries’ Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards celebrate excellence in undergraduate work. This initiative addresses the depth and breadth of undergraduate research subjects, methods, and projects at Temple through six distinct categories: humanities; social sciences; science, technology, engineering, and mathematical disciplines; creative works and media production; general education courses; and diversity and social justice.
The winners are chosen based on their ability to approach the topic in an imaginative way, making an original contribution or using innovative research methods; bring together information and ideas from a variety of sources or perspectives; cite and credit sources correctly in a standard citation style, with notes as appropriate; demonstrate an understanding of format, sources, and research methods used in the discipline; and engage with selected sources in a meaningful way, evaluating them for authority and quality.
Every year, we celebrate the winners of the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards with a special ceremony and reception. We hear from university administrators on the importance of undergraduate research at Temple, and winners are introduced by their faculty mentors to present their research projects. In lieu of this year’s ceremony, we have collected these video messages from the Dean of Libraries and the awards sponsors, along with written statements from members of Temple’s administration, who often speak at the ceremony. Each winner has also prepared a video presentation, and we invite you to visit each of their pages to learn more about the winners and their projects.
A special thank you to the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards committee members and judges: Marcus Bingenheimer, Brian Boling, Olivia Given Castello, Jasmine Clark, Will Dean, Andrew Diamond, Julie Drzymalski, Andrea Goldstein, Tom Ipri, Sarah Jones, Robin Kolodny, Jess Martin, Mary Rose Muccie, Vitalina Nova, Nick Perelli, Jenny Pierce, Julie Randolph, Natalie Tagge, Nancy Turner, Shaun Vigil, and Alex Wermer-Colan.
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