The Sin-ming Shaw ’65 Award for Excellence, which carries a monetary prize of 1,000 euros, is conferred each year on a graduating senior for an outstanding final paper. The intention is to inspire you to think across disciplines and to combine creativity and academic rigor in your work.
AUP alumnus Sin-ming Shaw is a former member of AUP’s Board of Trustees and a recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Service Alumni Award. He also worked as a professional investor and has been a visiting fellow at Oxford, Harvard, Columbia and Princeton. The Award for Excellence was established on his initiative in 1997 and many outstanding students have benefited from it in the decades since.
Recent winning papers include:
Audrey Michels, the 2016 winner, said: “For me, applying for the Sin-ming Shaw award was a culmination of my three years at AUP and a chance to put my best and most passionate work in front of a committee of people I respect and admire. I grew so much and had so much fun creating my senior thesis with Professor Gilbert that the opportunity to share our work with others, alongside the papers of my incredible peers, was a fantastic way to celebrate what we’d all achieved that year. Winning was wonderful and I received many kind words from professors and friends after the ceremony, but participating was even better.”
Your submission should have been written or produced for an upper level course during your last two regular undergraduate terms at AUP prior to graduation. In order to enter, you only need to submit a paper you have already written.
Good luck! The faculty looks forward to reading your submissions.
The award is given for a senior paper that meets the award criteria for academic rigor and creativity. A selection committee composed of members of the faculty will choose the awardee.
Please send your documents to Brenda Torney in the Office of Academic Affairs ( ). They must be in her hands no later than the end of May北京福彩网. Please make sure that you provide the Office with an address, telephone number or e-mail where you can be contacted.
You can pick up the paper from the Office of Academic Affairs after graduation in May. If you wish to have the original paper returned to you, you must provide your mailing address. Papers and projects will be discarded from our office in June if we have not received indication that you would like them returned.
The Sin-ming Shaw ’65 Award for Excellence Faculty Review Committee looks forward to your participation and to reviewing your intellectual accomplishments.