Durham University student wins SCIRUS $1,000 scholarship
(26 February 2004)
Anthropology and Archaeology student, Brynn Horrocks, has been selected from 1200 essays for the $1,000 Scirus award, along with PhD student Nicole M Ardoin from Yale University. Scirus is the science-specific search engine owned by world-leading publisher Elsevier.
Brynn Horrock’s essay was selected for its concise and articulate writing, personal and academic point of view, structure and originality. Her essay explored how the Internet is becoming a key resource in the information exchange among faculty members, faculty and students, and between students themselves, associating this with the need for ‘clutter-free’, ‘user-friendly’, and ‘intuitive functionality’ in science-related online research.
“Education is now a lifelong pursuit consisting of one’s ability to efficiently and meaningfully access and use information,” Brynn says. “It is no longer how much one knows, but how quickly and effectively one can find what one needs to know.” She has now become a regular user of Scirus as she believes it garners substantive results.
Both Horrock’s and Ardoin’s essays reaffirmed the benefits Scirus brings to the research process. “We received so much positive feedback in these essays as to how Scirus has helped students capture the world’s scientific information efficiently and easily,” says Ammy Vogtlander, Senior Product Manager. “We are delighted that we could help these two intelligent women support their academic research endeavors financially.”
More information on Scirus at www.scirus.com