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The Raquette River near Jamestown Falls. Photograph by Eric Williams-Bergen

Each year the St. Lawrence University Libraries sponsor a contest for outstanding undergraduate research projects focusing on Northern New York, including the Adirondacks.  Three awards are presented for research in the Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.  To be considered for this prize, the student work must focus on topics, issues, or concerns having to do with Northern New York or with St. Lawrence University history, and must demonstrate that the author made use of archives, books, journals, research databases, or other resources associated with the University Libraries.  Eligible projects include traditional research papers, online projects, fiction, poetry, or multimedia works. 

The winners of the North Country Research Awards for 2023 are:

Arts & Humanities

Alexa Smith, "Crane Mountain and Other Stories"

Natural Sciences

Emily Burns, Cassidy Everritt, and Jane Krausman, "The Return of the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) to its Historic Range via the A2A Wildlife Corridor"

Social Sciences

Teddy Stafford, "The Independent North Country Farmer and Their Connections to Systems of Agriculture, Food, and Health"

Honorable Mention

Meara McClusky, "Dominance and Celebration: Taxidermy Culture in the Adirondacks"