Student paper competition marks Women's History Month

Mar 17, 2010 | General News

Louisiana Tech’s department of history and Lambda-Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, Inc., announce a research paper competition on topics related to women in history in honor of Women’s History Month.

Dr. Laurie S. Stoff, coordinator of the Women’s History Month’s events on campus and an assistant professor of history, said cash prizes will be awarded. The winning paper will receive $150, while second prize will be $100 and third prize $50.

The competition is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study at Tech, and funding is made possible by the financial support of the Association of Women Students. Papers are eligible from any class taken at the university, including supervised independent study projects and senior theses.

There is no minimum or maximum length for entries, but papers must deal with a topic related to women in history. They must be the student’s original work and include proper citation of sources.

A panel of faculty members from the departments of history and social sciences and the School of Literature and Language will serve as judges.

Deadline for entries is Monday, March 22. Papers must be submitted electronically in MS Word format to

For more information, contact Stoff at or at (318) 257-5480.

Written by Judith Roberts