Congratulations to Gemstone Award Winners
Congratulations to three Gemstone teams who were awarded prizes in the
Inaugural Libraries Gemstone Award Program.
TEAM BRAIN BLAST
The Donald and Katherine Buxton Award
Second and third place awarded by
Friends of the Libraries
Program engages students in a rigorous and rewarding undergraduate research
experience utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. In partnership with
extraordinary faculty, Gemstone research teams advance knowledge and explore
society’s urgent questions.
The annual awards from the
recognize Gemstone teams that demonstrate excellence in the research process of
finding, evaluating and integrating appropriate scholarly resources in their
team research proposals. In addition, the awards recognize student teams that
demonstrate excellence in the integration of principles of information literacy
and who conduct research with integrity and diligence.
At the beginning
of their Gemstone experience, each team is assigned a librarian to assist and
guide them in their quest for information relating to their research projects.
These librarians volunteer to work with teams for the three years the teams are
working on their project.