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Waidner-Spahr Library

The Waidner-Spahr Library Prizes for Excellence in Student Research: Prize for Excellence in First Year Research

About the Waidner-Spahr Library Prize for Excellence in First Year Research

The Waidner-Spahr Library Prize for Excellence in First Year Research recognizes and rewards a first-year student who produces an exceptional research project for any class (not just first year seminars), in any discipline, during their first year at Dickinson. Projects should effectively use properly cited, independently selected research material to examine an engaging question.

Eligible projects include but are not limited to research papers, multimedia projects, lab reports, position papers, posters, field research studies, etc. Students may submit their own work or have their work nominated by a professor or peer. Projects co-authored by two FY students will be considered. Work must have been produced in spring or fall 2022.

Submissions are due Monday, January 9, 2023.

FY Research Submission Form

2022 Winner

Congratulations to our 2022 winner!

Jordan Schucker ‘25

“An Analysis of ‘The Color Line,’ Frederick Douglass 1881.”
created for Professor Pinsker's HIST 117

2022 Research & Writing Awards Ceremony

Celebrating Excellence in Writing and Research

by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson
March 3,2022

Dickinson honors four students for excellence in writing and research.