The Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award is given to students who demonstrate excellence in library research conducted for an undergraduate paper or project carried out under the guidance of a UNI faculty member or mentor. This is a monetary award with the donations of Mary Ann Bolton providing $1,000 to the first place winner, $500 to the second place winner, and $250 to the third place winner.
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Award Winners for 2020
- First Prize, Anya Shorey, "Testing the Effects of Mindfulness Meditation in Reducing Music Performance Anxiety as Measured by Cortisol and Self-Report."
- Second Prize, Shaylyn Trenkamp, "Breathe In, Breathe Out: An Exploration of the Impacts of Yoga on Self-Regulation and Classroom Community."
- Third Prize, Isaac Smith, "Spectral Time: How Gérard Grisey's Concept of Musical Time is still Relevant Today."
Submissions from 2020
Testing the effects of mindfulness meditation in reducing music performance anxiety as measured by cortisol and self-report, Anya E. Shorey Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2020 Award
Spectral time: How Gérard Grisey’s concept of musical time is still relevant today, Isaac Raymond Smith Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2020 Award
Submissions from 2019
Seed Mix Design and First-year Management Influences Ecological Outcomes in Prairie Reconstruction, Alec Glidden Open Access Paper 2019 Award
Learning and literacy in music: activities for integrating children's literature into the elementary general music curriculum, Taryn Jeanette Kroymann Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award
She's not allowed to do that: performing stigmatized same-sex sexuality, Orion Lee Risk Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2019 Award
Breathe in, breathe out: An exploration of the impacts of yoga on self-regulation and classroom community, Shaylyn Trenkamp Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2020 Award
Submissions from 2018
Exploration of Potential Treatments of Bronze Disease Through SEM/EDX Analysis, Nicole Bishop and Brian Pauley Poster 2019 Award
Flutists in Red: Increasing Discoverability of Female Flute Players in the World’s Most Used Reference Source, Lydia Richards Paper (UNI Access Only) 2018 Award
Submissions from 2017
"Slavery wasn't that bad": An examination of the effects of reduced social studies class time and student misconceptions, Matthew Karl Mengler Open Access Honors Program Thesis 2018 Award
Tracing Ancient Healing Practices through the Hibiscus, Lyn Tackett Open Access Paper 2018 Award