Congratulations to the Emory Libraries’ 2021 Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award Honorees!

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We are very pleased to announce that Ellie Coe, Taylor Dover, Nick Lieggi, Carissa Martin, and Maxwell Myerson are this year’s recipients of the Emory Libraries’ Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award. The Atwood Award recognizes Emory College undergraduates in all disciplines who use the Emory Libraries’ collections and research resources in their original papers, digital projects, or posters and who show evidence of critical analysis in their research skills. All Atwood submissions must have been completed for a class assignment within the past year.

Our 2021 award recipients and their outstanding research projects are as follows:

Taylor Dover, class of 2021, chemistry major, received an Atwood Award for his paper, “Fluorinated alcohols: Powerful promoters for ring-opening reactions of epoxides with carbon nucleophiles.” Taylor began the paper in Chemistry 332: Physical Chemistry Lab II and revised it with co-author Frank E. McDonald in Chemistry 499R: Undergraduate Research. The paper was published in Arkovoc Open Access Organic Chemistry Journal in February of 2021.

Nick Lieggi, class of 2024, undeclared major, received an Atwood Award for his paper, “Referenda, Initiatives, and Recalls: The Undemocratic Tendencies of Direct Democracy in the Modern World,” an assignment for Political Science 111 — Oxford.

Carissa Martin, class of 2021, classics and chemistry major, received an Atwood Award for their paper, “Sophrosyne and Pseudos: Performing the End of the Ancient Greek Novel,” an assignment for their Classics 495R honors thesis.

Ellie Coe, class of 2022, history and Russian and East European Studies major, received an honorable mention for her paper, “Remaking Life Anew: Revolution as Futurist Identity,” an assignment for History 487RW: History and Memory — Facing Up to the Past.

Maxwell Myerson, class of 2023, history major, received an honorable mention for his paper, “Analysis of the Diffusion of Fake News Regarding the Lincoln Memorial Confrontation of January 18, 2019,” an assignment for the freshman seminar course History 190: Fake News.

We hope that you will join us in congratulating these students!

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