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Melissa Schultz Research Prize in Sustainability and the Environment: Past Winners


In 2013, the College of Wooster Libraries, along with sponsor Gale Cengage, established the Senior I.S. Research Prize in the Sustainability and the Environment.  Beginning in 2016, Gale's sponsorship ended and the prize was renamed in honor of Melissa Schultz.



First place: Elizabeth Somsel - You've Been Greenwashed: A Study of Consumer Perceptions of Environmental Advertisements
Second place: Alissa Weinman - Planting Seeds, Growing Youth: An Ethnographic Study of the Role of Urban Agriculture in the Dudley Neighborhood of Boston, MA
Honorable mention: Claire Moffett - Quantitative Determination of the New Antidepressant Vortioxetine in Wastewater Effluent by LC‐MS/MS Analysis 



First place: Rita Frost - Cloudy With A Chance of Violence: An Analysis of the Environment-Conflict Nexus​
Second place: Ellen Baird - Breaking Ground: The New Farmers' Movement in the United States​
Honorable mention: Allison Chin - Optimization of a SBSE-LC-MS/MS Method for the Determination of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Environmental Aqueous Samples



First place: Erika Takeo​ - People and Plants in a Rust Belt City: a Critical Analysis of Urban Agriculture in Cleveland, Ohio Using a Sustainable Development Framework​
Second place: Emma Kornhauser - No Fracking Way: Activists' Motivations For Participating in An Environmental Justice Campaign​
Honorable mention: Lauren Vargo - Tree-Ring Evidence of North Pacific Volcanically Forced Cooling and Forcing of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)