The faculty of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) offer a series of awards to acknowledge student achievement. Questions about the Student Awards Program should be directed to the School Director. The following awards will be awarded at the School's Hooding and Awards Ceremony. Both awards are determined on a calendar-year basis.
Best Paper Award & Best Project Award
The Best Project Award recognizes outstanding work that is not a research paper. Projects might include a website or other electronic resource, collection development plan, database design and/or implementation, instructional materials, systems analysis plan and/or implementation, information visualization, or other projects that demonstrate the integration of theoretical and technical knowledge.
The Best Paper Award recognizes excellence in writing, research and critical thinking. The Best Paper Award is limited to research papers that contain some original contribution by the student.
Nominations for technical projects may include websites, electronic presentations (e.g., in Powerpoint), innovative applications of markup languages, etc. Software used should be identified, if relevant.
Faculty and lecturers who taught courses during the previous calendar year may submit nominations. Students may nominate their own work (or the work of other students). When all papers and projects have been evaluated by the faculty of the committee, the list will be provided to the committee chair. A paper or project can be nominated only once.