Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research

Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research

The Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research recognizes undergraduate students whose research projects:

  • Make extensive use of UC Davis Library resources, services and expertise
  • Advance the students’ understanding of the academic research process

First, second and third-place prizes will be awarded every year in each of these two areas:

  • Arts, Humanities &┬áSocial Sciences
  • Science, Engineering &┬áMath

2018 is the second year of the prize.

The Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research is funded by a bequest from the late UC Davis Professor Emerita of Botany, Norma J. Lang.

  • Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: first prize, $1000; second prize, $750; third prize, $500
  • Science, Engineering & Math: first prize, $1000; second prize, $750; third prize $500
  • Creative Works, including, but not limited to, an art installation, software program, musical composition, film or video, special project, etc.
  • Empirical Research, including, but not limited to, research conducted with qualitative or quantitative methodologies, e.g., research articles and essays.
  • Interpretive Analysis, including, but not limited to cultural/literary criticism, film analysis, historiographies, social criticism, etc.

Judges will utilize this Rubric to evaluate submissions.

  • Start date for accepting student submission: January 5, 2018
  • Student submission deadline: April 9, 2018 at 11:00 pm
  • Faculty/Instructor sponsor letter: April 9, 2018
  • Review period: April 10 – May 2, 2018
  • Winner notification: May 7, 2018
  • Winner reception: May 23, 2018