Student proposals sought for second annual sustainability award

Undergraduate students at all Penn State campuses, including Penn State World Campus, are encouraged to apply to the second annual Award for Undergraduate Research on Sustainability and the Environment. One $1,000 first prize and two additional prizes of $500 each will be awarded on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22. All applications must be submitted via Angel by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Instructions, eligibility and other details are available online.

The Award for Undergraduate Research on Sustainability and the Environment is a partnership among the University Libraries, Cengage Learning and Penn State’s Sustainability Institute. The award recognizes undergraduate research in the area of sustainability and introduces students to library resources. The submissions are judged on two components: the research strategy and technical criteria. Research papers, multimedia projects (e.g. film, video, websites), fine arts projects (e.g. performances, installations, musical compositions, sculpture, etc.), architecture, urban design projects and agricultural or engineering design projects are all encouraged.

Lisa German, associate dean for Collections Information and Access Services, University Libraries, noted, “We hope this award will make students more aware of the rich resources in the Libraries and our Research Guide on Sustainability.”

For more information or question about access accommodations, contact Helen Sheehy at or 814-863-1347.

Last Updated February 11, 2015