Pratt-Severn Best Student Research Paper Award

Evaluated by the same rigorous standards as papers submitted for the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, the best student research paper is judged on technical competence, significance of findings, originality and clarity of expression.  The Award recognizes the outstanding work of a current student in a degree-granting program in the information field and has been sponsored by Pratt Institute since 1996.

Past recipients of the Pratt-Severn Best Student Research Paper Award:

2013 Hilary Zelko
"Reasoning About Relevance"
2012 April Lynne Earle
"Design of an Application Profile for the St. John's University Oral History Collection"
2011 Brooks Breece
"Local Government Use of Web GIS in North Carolina"
2009 Katie O'Leary
"Information Seeking in the Context of a Hobby: A Case Study of a Young Adult with Asperger's Syndrome"
2008 Ann K. Irvine (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
2005 Mary Gabehart
"An Analysis of Citations to Retracted Articles in the Scientific Literature
2004 Tori Orr (Drexel University)
2002 Elizabeth Zogby (Drexel University)
2001 Brian Hilligoss (University of North Carolina)
"The Role of Web Home Page Information Elements in User-Site Orientation Efforts"
2000 Karen Weaver (University at Albany, SUNY)
"Cataloging Internet Resources at MIT and UC San Diego Libraries"
1999 Kelly Maglaughlin (University of North Carolina)
"Use of Relevance Criteria"
1997 Melinda Axel (Drexel University)
"Data Warehouse Design for Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery Research"
1996 Mark Spasser (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
"The Enacted Fate of Undiscovered Knowledge"
1995 Jin Zhang (University of Pittsburgh)
"A Tool for the Visualization of Information Retrieval"
1992 Corinne Jorgensen (Syracuse University)
"Problem Statements and Information Need"
1990 Charlotte Weise (University of Pittsburgh)
"An Examination of Two Computational Approaches to Reasoning by Analogy"
1989 Dale Boles (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
"The Effect of Subject Matter Familiarity on Inter-Indexer Consistency, Number of Index Terms Supplied and Indexer Use of Author Terminology"
1988 Charlotte Weise and Stuart McLean (University of Pittsburgh)
"DIGRESS: A Deductive Interface to a Relational Database"
1987 Dudee Chiang (University of Illinois)
"Application of Bradford Distribution to Online Search Results: An Online Bibliometric Study"
1986 P.F. Anderson (University of Michigan)
"Technological and Non-Technological Gatekeepers: An Overview of the Literature"
1985 Becky Brass (University of Minnesota)
"Structural Analysis as as framework for Understanding and Coping with the Threat of Special Library Mortality"
1984 Susan Hayles (University of Minnesota)
"Memory Functions in Reference Search Strategies: Observations from Verbatim Accounts of Searches in Process"
1982 Donna Rubens (University of Minnesota)
"Cognitive Strategy and the Search Process: A Four-Fold Dual Context Memory Representation"
1981 Christine L. Borgman (Stanford University)
"Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Human Interaction with Computers"
1980 Janet L. Chapman (Drexel University)
"A State of Transition Analysis of Online Information-Seeking Behavior"
1979 Brigitte Huybrechts (University of Maryland)
"The Impact of Information on the Decision-Making Process"
1978 Virginia Kosanovic (University of California, Berkeley)
"A Statistical Survey of Chemical Engineering Journals: In-House Library Use, Citation Analysis and the Use of Parameter Weighting for Ranking and Evaluation"
1977 Judy Chow (University of California, Los Angeles)
"A Radical Pattern Assembling Method for Creating Kanji (Chinese Ideographs) for an Online Japanese Bibliographic Information Retrieval System"
1976 Patricia J. Zimmerman (Case Western Reserve University)
"Principles of Design for Information Systems"
1974 Linda C. Smith (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Systematic Searching of Abstracts and Indexes in Interdisciplinary Areas"
1973 Suzanne M. Strong (Ohio State University)
"An Algorithm for Generating Structural Surrogates of English Text"
1972 Vera Melnyk (Syracuse University)
"Man-Machine Interface: Frustration"