Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

In 2015, we introduced the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. We are delighted to recognize an outstanding undergraduate researcher from each college/school at the U. Faculty mentors are invited to nominate students, and awardees are selected by committee. The criteria for the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award are:

  • Record of sustained commitment to developing research skills and knowledge under the supervision of a faculty mentor
  • Evidence of independent and critical thinking
  • Active participation in research-related activities on campus
  • Positive contributions to the research culture of the Department, College, and University

The call for 2017 nominations is closed. The call for 2018 nominations will be announced early next Spring.

2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awardees

Sara Ference (Prof. Elpitha Tsoutsounakis)
Architecture + Planning

Heidi Qin (Prof. Dolores Delgado Bernal)
Cultural and Social Transformation

Carol Castañeda (Prof. Mary Burbank)
Education

Benjamin Gilmore (Prof. Taylor Sparks)
Engineering

Ali Mitchell (Prof. Monty Paret)
Fine Arts

Shantae George (Prof. Heather Hayes)
Health

Samantha Duzy (Prof. Michael Gills)
Honors

Eve Olson (Prof. Rachel Hayes-Harb)
Humanities

Caroline Wang (Prof. Catherine Loc-Carillo)
Medicine

Nicholas Thiros (Prof. Diego Fernandez)
Mines & Earth Sciences

Kyle McDougle (Prof. Lauren Clark)
Nursing

Annwin Chen (Prof. Amy Barrios)
Pharmacy

Amanda Bischoff (Prof. Matthew Sigman)
Science

Kai Sin (Prof. Aikio Kamimura)
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Rose Gomez (Prof. Jason Castillo)
Social Work

Michael Hoehn (Prof. Erin Carraher)
Architecture + Planning

Peter Curtis (Prof. Christopher German)
Dentistry

Mercedes Jorgensen (Prof. Lauren Liang)
Education

Kristina Lundgren (Prof. Taylor Sparks)
Engineering

Cynthia Chen (Prof. Catherine Mayes & Jane Hatter)
Fine Arts

Cecilia Cardozo (Prof. Stacy Manwaring)
Health

Julie Imig (Prof. Inese Ivans)
Honors College

Hillary Hermansen (Prof. Christopher Lewis)
Humanities

Kathryn Lami (Prof. Sihem Boudina)
Medicine

Benjamin White (Prof. Jeffrey Moore)
Mines & Earth Sciences

Christina Triptow (Prof. Katherine P. Supiano)
Nursing

Seychelle Marcus (Prof. Christopher Reilly)
Pharmacy

Ethan Lake (Profs. Oleg Starykh, Yong-Shi Wu & Zheng Zheng)
Science

Brianna Bartholomew (Profs. Elizabeth Cashdan & Leslie A. Knapp)
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Elizabeth Gamarra (Prof. Joanna Bettmann Schaefer)
Social Work

Katherine Nix (Prof. Stephen Goldsmith)
Architecture + Planning

Zhao Jin (Profs. Elizabeth Tashjian & Cihan Bilginsoy)
Business

Andrew Johansen (Profs. Lisa McFadden & Annette Fleckenstein)
Dentistry

Tyler McDaniel (Prof. Erin Castro)
Education

Josh Kunz (Profs. Sneha Kasera, Robert Ricci & Kobus Van der Merwe)
Engineering

Chance Clouse (Prof. Maureen O’Hara Ure)
Fine Arts

Brett Cutler (Profs. Thunder Jalili & Anandh Babu Pon Velayutham)
Health

Diona Giannopoulos (Prof. Michael Gills)
Honors College

Kajsa Vlasic (Profs. Michael Gills & Disa Gambera)
Humanities

Aliya Khan (Prof. Leslie Francis)
Law

Andrew Jo (Prof. David Krizaj)
Medicine

Max Giannetta (Prof. Lowell Miyagi)
Mines & Earth Sciences

Andy Rivera (Profs. Kristin Cloyes & Linda Edelman)
Nursing

Josh Conarton (Prof. Hamid Ghandehari)
Pharmacy

Alexandra Kent (Prof. Jennifer Heemstra)
Science

Martin Puga Jr. (Prof. Rebecca Utz)
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Elizabeth Gamarra (Prof. Dena Ned)
Social Work