There are a number of other presentation and award opportunities available through Penn State, your campus, and professional organizations. Consult with your advisors and department faculty members about potential opportunities. The Undergraduate Research Website has information about other awards given during the Undergraduate Exhibition and a database of research opportunities.
About the Award
The University Libraries supports undergraduate research experiences by ensuring our students have the information literacy skills they need to enter a scholarly conversation and to create new knowledge. We recognize outstanding student work through The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award, given out at research exhibitions and symposia across the Commonwealth.
This award recognizes undergraduate research that showcases accomplished and exemplar information literacy skills. Students demonstrate these skills in a variety of ways, such as in a bibliography that captures the scholarly conversation in a field of study; in a literature review that contextualizes the student’s work within their discipline; or in the use of manuscript, archival, or other primary sources to conduct original research.