2019 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research Prize, awarded on Monday, May 20, in the UCLA Powell Library East Rotunda. Twenty-six students shared in the six monetary prizes, reinforcing the collaborative nature of Bruin scholarship. Each research project is hosted on eScholarship, the University of California's open access publishing platform, alongside past Library Prize winners.

First Prize in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences ($700)
Ronni Ravid '19
“Dams, Development and the Future of Sino-Indian Hydro-Politics” (view project)
Faculty sponsor: Eric Min, Department of Political Science

Second Prize in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences ($400) 
Michaela Banchero ‘21, Esin Gumustekin ‘21, Alexandra Nechaev ’21, Sarah Phan ‘21 
“You Gotta Fight For Your Right” (view project)
Faculty sponsor: Kerry Brunson, Department of Musicology

First Prize in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics ($700)
Spenser Talkington ‘19
“Numerical determination of Chern numbers and critical exponents for Anderson localization in tight-binding and related models” (view project)
Faculty sponsor: Rahul Roy, Department of Physics and Astronomy

First Prize in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics ($400)
Célia Cornec ‘20
“The post-Cold War issues of the space conquest: Thoughts on the future of an increasingly attractive space” (view project)
Faculty sponsor: Jeffrey Miller, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Best Project using Special Collections Resources ($500) and Incorporating Resources from William Andrews Clark Memorial Library ($350)
Victoria Tonascia ‘19, Ben Marullo ‘19, Chistopher Young, Chloe Day Zilliac ‘19, Delanie Moreland ‘20, Emma Torres ‘19, Ina Na ‘19, Justin Van Ligten ‘20, Kenneth Nicholson ‘19, Leilani Rosenthal ‘19, Ryan Kerkow ‘19, Sheldon To ‘19, Suzette Martinez ‘19, Victoria Robles ‘19, Yari Nieves-Rivera ‘19
“Bringing Early Modern England to Life” (view project)
Faculty sponsor: Muriel McClendon, Department of History

Best Project on Music After 1900 ($350)
Akash Gopal ‘21, Anthony Le ‘21, Sarah Maraach ‘21, Emma Paine ‘21
“The Far-Reaching Influence of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra” (view project)
Faculty sponsor: Kerry Brunson, Department of Musicology 

 

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