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 a Rubric to evaluate submissions. Please check back after January 3rd, 2018.

  • 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