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The Waidner-Spahr Library Prizes for Excellence in Student Research: Research Prize for Sophomores or Juniors

About the Waidner-Spahr Library Research Prize for Sophomores or Juniors

The Library’s SO/JR prize recognizes a student who produces an exceptional research project during their sophomore or junior year. Projects should effectively use properly cited, independently selected research material to examine an engaging question.

Eligible research 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 sophomore/junior students will be considered.The work must have been produced by a current sophomore or junior at any time when the student was a sophomore or a junior.

Current Winners

Congratulations to our 2024 winners!

Heidi Beardsley '25

Climate Resilience in Carlisle and Cumberland County: Health and Wellbeing

Sofia Getoff-Scanlon '26

Politics and Passage: The Political Science Edition of A Passage to India