CRE2 brings the research force of Washington University to study how race and ethnicity are integral to the most complex and challenging issues of our time. We believe in field-defining research, innovative learning, and strategic engagement that will transform scholarship, policy, and clinical interventions where race and ethnicity are at the center. We also believe that innovative scholarship comes from not only our brilliant faculty, but also our undergraduate and graduate scholars. Therefore, we created the CRE2 Student Research Prizes to recognize the excellent and cutting-edge scholarship of our undergraduate and graduate students.

Prize for Best Undergraduate Research Paper Engaging St. Louis

This prize is awarded annually to a Washington University undergraduate in any academic field, for excellence in research that takes the city or region of St. Louis as its primary subject of inquiry, with an emphasis on race and/or ethnicity. The winner received a prize of $500 for their work.

For the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Engaging St. Louis, Adam Teich’s paper titled “Lucinda Patterson: Housing Black Education” was selected.

Prize for Best Graduate Research Paper in Race/Ethnicity

This prize is awarded annually to a Washington University graduate/professional student in any academic field, for a research paper that adds significantly to understandings of issues of race and/or ethnicity. The prize recognizes graduate research that demonstrates exceptional innovation in methodology, archives, and/or new vocabularies and grammars.

For the Best Graduate Research Paper in Race/Ethnicity, Mackenzie Lemieux, Sneha Chaturvedi, and Elizabeth Juarez Diaz’s paper titled “The time is now: Student‐driven implementation of social justice and anti‐racism focused curricula in medical scientist training program education” was selected.