The Friends of the Adams Library First Year Research Prize recognizes first year students at Rhode Island College who produce excellent research projects and/or research-informed creative works that demonstrate independent research and use of information sources. Each spring, the prize committee selects one to two Rhode Island College students who submit original work undertaken during their first or second semester at the college. Prize winners are given the option to publish their work in DigitalCommons@RIC, and the projects shown here are from students who chose to submit their prize-winning work to the repository. Click here for more information about the prize.


Submissions from 2020


Penguin Films and the Environment: The Triumph of Happy Feet and the Trouble with March of the Penguins, Alexander Tum