Lang Prize Winners

The Lang Prize recognizes undergraduate students whose academic research projects make exceptional use of UC Davis Library resources.

Learn about our past prize recipients and their research projects.

Joyce Do

1st place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Does Social Integration Influence the Association Between Functional Limitations and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults?

Annie Miyadi

2nd place in Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Along 5th and Russell: Reading the Davis Landscape

Sarah Grimes

3rd place in Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Music and Movements: Psychedelic Rock Posters and the Counterculture

Maram Saada

1st place in Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Huntington’s Disease: Etiology, Research Models and Treatment

Jocelyn Chu

2nd place in Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Vector-borne Disease Control Plan for West Nile Virus in California, USA

Jessica Hevener

3rd place in Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Impact of Maternal Obesity on Maternal and Offspring Health

David Vo

3rd place in Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Surviving the Cold: How Circumpolar Peoples Have Adapted to the Extreme Conditions of the Arctic

Natasong Yuan

1st place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Of Botanical Art: The American Society of Botanical Artists as a Discourse Community

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Barry Nguyen

1st place in Science, Engineering & Math

Allostasis: The Fundamental Biology and Implications for Social Standing and Longevity

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Katherine Hand

2nd place in Science, Engineering & Math

The Secret Life of Bacteriophages: How Did They Originate?

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La Rissa Vasquez

3rd place in Science, Engineering & Math

Surviving COVID-19: Variables of Immune Response

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Michael Montgomery

1st place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Gary Snyder’s Pleistocene Environmentalism

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Isabelle Guerrero

2nd place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Exploring the Historic Use of Animal Traps in the Andes and their Lasting Effects on the Vicuña

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Susana Barron

3rd place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Atomic No. 17: Downplaying the Insidious Effects of Chlorine-Bleach-Containing Products in the Cleaning Industry

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Jessica Macaluso

1st place in Science, Engineering & Math

The Biological Basis for Alzheimer’s Disease

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Vincent Pan

2nd place in Science, Engineering & Math

Recent Advances in Elucidating the Function of Zebra Stripes: Parasite Avoidance and Thermoregulation Do Not Resolve the Mystery

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Tara Allison

3rd place in Science, Engineering & Math

Potential Need for a New Mobile Medical Clinic to Provide ACE-Related Care to the Sacramento County for At-Risk Pediatric Populations

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Stephen Fujimoto

First-Year Undergraduate

“Ok Boomer” from the Perspective of Father-Son Dynamics in Myth

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Julia Betchart

Julia Betchart

1st place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Caduceus and the Cross: The Influence of Evangelical Christianity on Health Practices in the American South, 1800-1860

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Megan West

Megan West

2nd place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Bertha Mason and the Politics of Feeling

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Angelika Joseph

3rd place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Botta to Snøhetta; Cultural Changes between the 1990s and 2010s

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Samvardhini Sridharan

Samvardhini Sridharan

1st place in Science, Engineering & Math

Early Breast Cancer Detection via Novel Radiomics Techniques and Ultrasonography

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Janaé Bonnell

Janae Bonnell

2nd place in Science, Engineering & Math

Disparities in Cancer Incidence and Mortality on Native American Reservations

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Nicholas Garaffo

Nicholas Garaffo

2nd place in Science, Engineering & Math

CD47-SIRPα Pathway as a Target for Cancer Therapeutics

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Hannah Wang

First-Year Undergraduate

Kids in the Basement: Space and Virtuality in American and South Korean Esports

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Grant Rosinko

1st place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Homoeroticism in the Early Ottoman Empire

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Sammy Carey

2nd place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

The Tripartite American Judiciary: The Influence of Rome’s Mixed Constitution Upon the Founding Fathers

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Shelbie Condie

2nd place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Hold Your Horses, It’s Just an Adaptation

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Janice Leung

1st place in Science, Engineering & Math

Recent Advances in Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Drug Delivery

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Megan Haugland

2nd place in Science, Engineering & Math

Other Options Do Exist: A Review of Access to Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives

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Amanda Dao

3rd place in Science, Engineering & Math

Literature Review: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Physical Injury

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Brian Wright

Brian Wright

1st place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Southern Whigs, a “British Conspiracy,” and the Annexation of Texas

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Funke Aderonmu

Funke Aderonmu

2nd place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

A Conflict of Interests: Revisiting Development Assistance Committee Members’ Tied Aid Policy Post 2001

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Harley Wong

Harley Wong

3rd place in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Shot by the Western Gaze: National Geographic’s Construction of the Orient

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Elizabeth Chan

Elizabeth Chan

1st place in Science, Engineering & Math

All Because of a Cup of Qahwah

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Arianna Stokes

Arianna Stokes

2nd place in Science, Engineering & Math

Genetic Insights into the Biogeography and Evolutionary History of the Killer Whale

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Brooke Robinson

Brooke Robinson

3rd place in Science, Engineering & Math

State of the Field Analysis: Contraceptive Methods & Research

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