The Research Award is an annual award given to Western Washington University undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding library research in the writing of papers for courses taught across the colleges. It recognizes excellence in undergraduate research papers based on significant inquiry using library resources and collections and learning about the research discovery and information synthesizing process. Visit the Research Award site for additional information.

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Submissions from 2016

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Preventing Anorexia in Adolescents Through Empowerment and Education (PAATTEE), Mimi Boumatar, Emma Hefton, Alex Johnston-Thomas, and Dillon van Rensburg

Feminist Identification with the White Supremacy Movement, Marissa Hall

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Shunga: Erotic Art in the Tokugawa Era, Rachael Redjou

Submissions from 2015

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Computational Chemistry in Rational Material Design for Organic Photovoltaics, Andrew Hoffman

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Responding to Sex Workers’ Rights as Workers’ Rights: Reducing Sex Trafficking in the Dominican Republic, Corena Sharp

Taking Back Birth: Alternative Birth Professional Empowering Women in Childbirth, Ashley Weyers

Submissions from 2014

The Impact of the Recent Global Financial Crisis on Microfinance Sustainability, Kristine Farwell

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Evolution of the Y-Chromosome in Primates, Audrey Marsh

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The Plague, the Poor, and the Problem of Medicine, Celina Muñoz

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Race Representations in Children’s Picture Books and Its Impact on the Development of Racial Identity and Attitudes, Jenna Wilson