The Eckles Prize is awarded to a freshman for a research project that shows significant and meaningful use of the resources and services available at the GW Libraries.
First year students are encouraged to submit a research project of any length or format, as well as an essay summarizing how library resources were used to complete that project. Students should enter the one project that they feel reflects their best work of the year.
Prizes are awarded to the top 3 submissions:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
Visit go.gwu.edu/EcklesPrize to view the official instructions and criteria. You can also find a selection of past winning papers.
The deadline to apply is May 20, 2016. Winners will be announced in late summer. Winning students will present their papers during an awards ceremony in the fall.
Would your data make more sense shown on a map? Do you need to statistically analyze data over space?
ArcGIS is a geographic information system system (GIS) that allows people to collect, organize, manage, analyze, communicate, and distribute geographic information. Now you can learn and use this powerful software at Gelman Library! ArcGIS is available on all Gelman PCs (not Macs) and GIS specialist Kean McDermott is here to help you use it.
Wednesday, March 30
10:00am to 11:30am
Gelman Library, Room 300
Good design habits can bring order and clarity to any document, from a business card to an oversize poster. Knowing when to apply harmony, contrast, balance and space to printed materials draws viewers and audience members in, focusing their attention on the ideas you wish to communicate. Learn the building blocks of successful design at this workshop presented by the GW Libraries' Exhibits Developer Phil Raino.
Wednesday, March 30
Noon to 1:00pm
Gelman Library, Room 219
Do you plan to use artworks, photos, or diagrams to illustrate your thesis? Don't get snarled by copyright restrictions! Learn more about finding publicly accessible visual content and how to properly cite those images. We will also briefly discuss obtaining copyright permissions and creating your own images using widely available software.
Free statistical consulting is available for GW students, faculty, and staff at Gelman Library. Get help with:
Statistical analysis using statistical computing packages
Make an appointment at go.gwu.edu/ResearchHelp (look for “Stats Only” in the staff listing). Stop struggling and get the help you need!
The Global Resources Center (GRC) is now available to graduate students for late night study. Located on Gelman's 7th floor, the GRC remains open to all during staffed hours, but is now available 24-hours to graduate students via GWorld tap access. The GRC features multiple tables and chairs as well as public computers and a Colonial Printer.
The need for additional graduate student space is among our most often heard feedback. The changes needed to make this possible have been paid for by the voluntary library gift. The GW Libraries is committed to utilizing funds from the voluntary library gift to directly enhance the student experience. The voluntary library gift has recently been used to purchase and reupholster furniture, purchase 3-D printers, fund upgrades to the graduate student reading room (501), and fund student employees. We appreciate everyone who supports the libraries through the voluntary library gift.