Skip Navigation
Edmon Low Library

Undergraduate Library Research Award Presented

OSU students recognized for research efforts

July 6, 2017

The Undergraduate Library Research Award has been presented to the deserving OSU students who showcased and reflected on their research projects.

ULRA is designed to inspire students to share their research and use the library for future projects. Students submit a reflective essay detailing their research process, a final of near-final version of their research project and a bibliography. Submissions are designated into two categories: upperclassmen and underclassmen. A winner and honorable mention are offered for each category, earning $1,500 and $750, respectively.

Upperclassmen winner Anya Zornes submitted her project on the relationship between humanities and science and detailed her process of using librarians and the library search engine to find relevant materials. Zornes is a chemical engineering and math major.

“My biggest piece of advice would be to ask,” Zornes said. “People can help if all you have is a topic, they can help you search for articles, and books, and even videos on that topic.”

Underclassmen winner Taryn Blackstock is an applied exercise science major. Her project focused on reactive leg drops, a sensory motor assessment to predict falls in older individuals.

“The biggest resource for me was the databases,” Blackstock said. “I was also about to use ILLiad to request articles online from other libraries.”

Taylor Brooks, zoology major, received the upperclassmen honorable mention for her research on the consequences of stress for the diet regulation of crickets.

Through the award competition, ULRA connects students to the library by giving them the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for their work. It also gives scholars an outlet to further their research and turn ideas into knowledge.

For more information on the Undergraduate Library Research Award and other past winners, visit the library website at 


RELEASE CONTACT: Bonnie Cain-Wood, Manager of Communication Services | OSU Library | 405-744-7331 |

STORY BY: Jennifer Barnett, Communications Intern

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, Oklahoma State has graduated more than 260,000 students who have been serving Oklahoma and the world for 125 years.


Last Updated: 16 January 2018