Established in 1964 by former University of Kentucky (UK) President John Oswald, the Oswald Research and Creativity Competition encourages research and creative activities by undergraduate students at UK. The objectives of the program are to stimulate creative work by undergraduate students and to recognize individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement.
All submissions are sent anonymously to faculty reviewers in related fields and are judged based on a rubric. They are judged on originality, clarity of expression, scholarly or artistic contribution, and the validity, scope and depth of the project or investigation.
Winning Entries from 2018
An Assessment of Disability Access at the University of Kentucky, Megan S. Coffinbargar
Some Poems, Haley Drake
Effects of Environmental Conditions on c-fos Expression in Rat Nucleus Accumbens After Remifentanil, Usman Z. Hamid, Rebecca S. Hofford, and Michael T. Bardo
The Potential Electoral Influence of Internet Memes, Sierra K. Hatfield
Gathering My Friends, Samantha Hensley
Symbiotic Spaces, Teonna Radevski
Creative Writing in Digital Spaces: Digital Story Book, Christian Tipton
Winning Entries from 2017
The Remembrance, Schuyler B. Baas
Kentucky Slavery: The Historiography of Human Property Records, Andrew D. Johnson
Ichigo, Ichie, Meredith Matia
女诫 Lessons for Women, Bridget E. Nicholas
Aristotle and Game Theory on Human Nature and Ethics, Beau R. Revlett