1st Place Competition Winner $100. Miranda Brist. Metropolitan State University. “Social Constructionism and Science: Escaping the Desert of Metaphysics.” Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Monte Bute.
2nd Place Competition Winner $75.
Hui Chen. University of Minnesota. “Is a Degree Produced in a Family?” The Effect of Family Capital on Young People’s Educational Attainment.” Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Teresa Swartz.
3rd Place Competition Winner. Joe Praska. University of Minnesota. “Organizing in the Somali Community: The Implementation of a Tenant’s Rights Program for Minnesota’s Somali Renters.” Faculty Sponsor: Kristine Haltinner.
Be sure to have your student enter their papers for the 2013 competition!
Sociologists of Minnesota Annual Student Paper Competition
The Caroline Rose Student Paper Competition is a great opportunity for students to compete and present their work. The Sociologists of Minnesota is again offering three cash prizes in the undergraduate division (as well as hotel accommodations at the fall SOM conference in the Twin Cities. All entrants receive free conference registration, meals, and membership in SOM.
Three Divisions: Graduate, Upper division undergraduate (juniors and seniors), Lower division undergraduate (freshmen and sophomores)
FIRST PRIZES $100 SECOND PRIZES $75
Faculty, we encourage you to invite your students to enter their papers in recognition of their outstanding work under your guidance.
Students, we welcome you to submit one or more papers. Such a submission (and win) looks good on your resume, graduate school application, and recognizes your outstanding engagement as a student sociologist.
Rules of the Competition
1. The competition is open to any student who has written a paper while enrolled in a college or university in Minnesota during the 2012-2013 academic year. Only single‐authored papers will be accepted.
2. The paper should not exceed 20 double‐spaced pages, excluding appendices and references, and should also include a brief abstract. Please number the pages.
3. The student’s name or institutional affiliation of the author must not appear in the text or in the abstract. The title of the paper should be included at the top of the first page of the text.
4. The names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of both the student and the faculty sponsor should be included in a separate cover page with the title of the paper.
5. Students who submit papers to this competition are encouraged to submit the same paper to sessions at the annual meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society or the American Sociological Association.
6. The winning authors are expected to be available to present their papers at the annual conference in October 10-11, 2013.
7. Papers involving human subjects must have Institutional Review Board (or its equivalent) approval, and must note the receipt of approval in the methodology section of the paper.
Please submit an electronic version (Word or PDF) of the paper to: Professor Thomas A. Hanson, Anoka Ramsey Community College. Tom.Hanson@anokaramsey.edu by June 15th.