ICPSR is pleased to announce the winners of our 2010 Research Paper Competitions.
Evangeleen Pattison won the first-place award in the undergraduate competition with her paper “The Expansion of Higher Education: Access and Opportunity or Exclusion and Stratification?” Pattison, who was a student at the City College of New York when she wrote the paper, used data from the National Survey of Midlife Development to examine the dynamics of college educational attainment. Pattison is now enrolled in a master’s/Ph.D program at University of Texas.
Katie Farina of the University of Delaware won first place in the master’s student competition with her paper “The Effects of Situational Crime Prevention and Crime and Fear among College Campuses and Students.” The paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.
Other winners in the undergraduate contest were Mathew Michaels of the University of Florida, who took second place with the paper “Americans’ Ever-Changing Attitudes toward Homosexuality,” and third-place winner Evelyn Williams of Kent State University at Stark for her paper “Satisfaction of Needs and Well-Being: An Application of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to the Population of Kenya.”
Second place in the master’s competition was won by Boning Cao of Baruch College, for the paper titled “Is Higher Cognitive Ability Associated with a More Stable Marriage?”
The first-place winners received $1,000; the second-place prize is $750; and third is $500.
ICPSR is holding three competitions this year, two for undergraduates (one sponsored by ICPSR, and one by the Resource Center for Minority Data), and one for master’s students.