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Winners of the Third Annual Outstanding Research Paper Competition

by Jennifer Sigouin on 2022-04-27T12:44:00-04:00 | Comments

The OCC Libraries are proud to announce the winners of the Third Annual Outstanding Research Paper Competition!

We received many great entries (97 to be exact), but the papers submitted by these students were outstanding:

1st Place ($250):
“The Ethics and Law Behind Americas Commercial Slaughter Industry”
Author: Kara Jenneker 
Instructor and Course: Ted Bolak, Composition II ENG 1520, Fall 2021         

2nd Place ($150):
“Later High School Start Times: A Small Change with a Big Impact”
Author: Sarah Trumbull 
Instructor and Course: Suba Subbarao, Composition II ENG 1520, Fall 2021

Honorable Mention ($50 – one per campus):

Auburn Hills
“Assyrians in Iraq”
Author: Lily Collins       
Instructor and Course: Alfred Defreece Jr., Sociology of Diversity SOC 2620, Winter 2021

Highland Lakes
“Racial Bias in Policing: Broken or Working as Intended?”
Author: Todd Skiles
Instructor and Course: James Anderson, Composition II ENG 1520, Summer 2021

Orchard Ridge
“Blowing Smoke”
Author: Deja Green  
Instructor and Course: Leah Michels, Composition II ENG 1520, Fall 2021      

Royal Oak           
“Tecumseh of the Shawnee: An Irreparable Loss”   
Author: Todd Bates
Instructor and Course: Michael Vollbach, HIS 1520, Summer 2021

“Healthcare Careers as a Psychiatrist”
Author: Chanece Torbert
Instructor and Course: Joseph Ajiri: HCA 1000, Introduction to Health Care Administration, Fall 2021        


More Exciting News: Thanks to generous funding from the OCC Foundation we will be holding the Outstanding Research Paper Competition again next year.  Eligible papers for the fourth annual competition will have been written for an OCC Course in these semesters: winter 2022, summer 2022, and fall 2022. If you are taking a course that requires a research paper, check the library website in the fall for details about next year’s competition.

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