Four UNLV students were recently honored as the winners of the 2017 Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards.
The program, generously established by Lance and Elena Calvert, recognizes excellence in undergraduate research projects that have utilized UNLV University Libraries’ collections in a sophisticated and creative manner.
“We had an incredible pool of applicants for this year’s awards, representing the depth and breadth of undergraduate research happening at UNLV,” said Melissa Bowles-Terry, head of educational initiatives at UNLV University Libraries. “We are proud to honor these outstanding undergraduate researchers and to showcase the variety of research being conducted utilizing our collections in the University Libraries.”
In addition to the research projects, applicants submit a reflective essay on their research, and a letter of support from a faculty member. Winners receive up to $1,000 and their work is published in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository for university research.
This year’s winners are:
Kylie Johnson, senior, history and political science
British appeasement 1936-39: The debate between Parliament and the public
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michelle Tusan, Professor of History
Laura Benedict, senior, anthropology
Polyandry around the world
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Peter Gray, Professor of Anthropology
Brianna Cotter, senior, multidisciplinary studies
Prescribing change for minority students: Diagnosing inequalities in science education in Clark County School District
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Tim Gauthier, Associate Professor and Director of Multidisciplinary Studies and Social Science Studies
Claudia Chiang-Lopez, senior, sociology
Barbie doesn’t wear bruises: Gendered images of anxiety and avoidant attachment relationships in film
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kendra Gage, Post-Doctoral Scholar in Interdisciplinary Studies