*If you are using STEM tools or skills in a course that may not traditionally be coded as a STEM discipline, please contact the lead librarian to confirm eligibility.
The winners will be announced at the Wetterhahn Symposium on May 22, 2024, and will receive a certificate in honor of their achievement.
Essays will be evaluated based on your active reflection on the following prompts. Please address a minimum of two prompts in your essay.
A bibliography of sources consulted in a consistent citation format. Please use a reference manager such as Zotero to save yourself time!
Please note that if you require a format accommodation, spoken essays with transcripts are considered as valid entries. They will be judged based on the transcript of the audio file. Please upload the mp4 file and the transcript together in the submission file. Find information on using transcription in Word here or in Google Docs here.
Evidence of significant personal learning and the development of a pattern of research and inquiry that shows the likelihood of persisting in the future
Submissions will be judged by a panel of Dartmouth College librarians. The panel’s evaluations are based on a brief essay, a bibliography, and the effectiveness of the student’s submission.
Reflective essays that receive a prize are archived in the Dartmouth Digital Commons. The essays are restricted to access via Dartmouth IP (on campus or using the VPN) only. See the collection here.
The Award for Library Research Award in the Sciences is sponsored by the Dartmouth College Library and the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library.