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Date: February 20, 2020
CALL FOR AWARD APPLICATIONS
Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award 2019
Sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research
The Carl Couch Center issues an international call for student-authored papers to be considered for Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award. The Couch Center welcomes both theoretical and empirical papers that apply symbolic interactionist approaches to internet studies.
According to basic symbolic interactionist premises, what we understand as self, identity, relationship, and cultural formations are constructed dialogically and interactively. While the works of George H. Mead, Georg Simmel, Erving Goffman and other leading symbolic interactionists have been integral to the study of social interaction, Carl Couch was among the first from this tradition to suggest the importance of engaging in the study of mediated interaction. It is critical that symbolic interactionists move boldly forward, beyond Couch’s initial suggestion, to study what has become for many a dominant form of communication in their everyday life.
Whether we research identities, emotion, memory, family, work, career, presentations of self, deception, love, loss or other areas, the impact of mediated communication is felt by those interacting within it. As internet-related media continue to influence our everyday interactions–not only with other people but also with technologies, devices, algorithms, platform parameters, and so forth–it becomes crucial for symbolic interactionists to attend to the role of these mediating factors in the interaction process.
We encourage any paper that uses a symbolic interactionist approach in internet studies. We also encourage papers that explore the interface between deliberate social interaction and structured (or automated) interactions sponsored or enacted by various technological features, exploring not only how identities, relations, and social formations are negotiated through social interactions, but also how these interactions are mediated further through the use or capacities of various technologies.
Papers will be evaluated based on the quality of (1) mastery of symbolic interactionist approaches and concepts, (2) originality, (3) organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of knowledge. Those contemplating entering should note that an interactionist approach demands thoughtful analysis, and not mere description, of social interactions. Evaluation will be administered by a Review Committee of:
Dr. Camille Johnson-Yale, Lake Forest College, Illinois
Dr. Lois Scheidt, Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr. Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, University of Northern Iowa
Competition is open to graduate or undergraduate students of all disciplines. Works that are published or accepted for publication are not eligible for award consideration. Entries should be in English and not exceed 30 pages (approximately 7500 words) in length, including references and appendices. Limit of one entry per student per year.
*Winner of the award will receive a monetary prize of $300.00*.
Candidates should send a copy of their paper electronically, along with information concerning the location and level of their studies, to Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is April
Notification of award will be sent by November 1, 2019.
Those with questions or comments about Couch Award application, please
Shing-Ling Sarina Chen
Lang Hall 326
Dept. of Communication Studies
Univ. of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Students participating in City Tech’s various undergraduate research, honors, and emerging scholars initiatives are invited and encouraged to submit their posters to CUNY Academic Works. Academic Works preserves your poster and, more importantly, provides you a stable link to your work that you can add to your resume, CV, or portfolio!
What is CUNY Academic Works? CUNY Academic Works is an online repository of research, scholarship, and creative works produced by the CUNY community. All content in CUNY Academic Works is freely available to everyone, and if
someone searches your name or research topic using Google, there’s a good chance your work will be in the search results! step-by-step guide to submitting to Academic Works for student posters
This poster won 1st place for outstanding group research project in the spring 2018 Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation. Academic Works provides a permanent virtual home for the poster and makes it easy to find the poster via Google.
Group research team poster winner, Spring 2018
Many members of the City Tech community haven’t been on campus since the end of the Spring 2018 semester. If that includes you, that means you have yet to see the Undergraduate Research exhibit at the library. Be sure to stop and learn more about undergraduate research at City Tech at the exhibit on the 4th floor of the Library building (formerly the Atrium building).
The exhibit is the work of several inspiring City Tech students, as well as faculty and staff from the Library, the Honors and Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation Session, the Faculty Commons, the Office of the Provost, the Director of Undergraduate Research, and the Undergraduate Research Committee.
SPONSORED BY CITY TECH’S COORDINATION OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Yes, you can be a researcher! Come find out about exciting research opportunities for you.
Please join us for refreshments!
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
12:30 – 2:30 PM
ALL FACULTY AND STUDENTS ARE WELCOME
We want to spread the word about a paid internship summer program sponsored by Google, called “Google Summer of Code”. It’s actually *not* an internship at Google, but there are several companies who propose to have student interns for a 3-month programming project in many different disciplines. Students can browse the list, decide which projects they might be interested to join, submit a proposal, and if accepted they are paired with a mentor and program away for 3 months from May 30th to August 21st.
The deadline for student proposals is April 4.