Announcing the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awardees

The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awardees!:

  • Sara Ference (Prof. Elpitha Tsoutsounakis); Architecture + Planning
  • Heidi Qin (Prof. Dolores Delgado Bernal); Cultural and Social Transformation
  • Carol Castaneda (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)
  • Kai Sin (Prof. Aikio Kamimura); Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Amanda Bischoff (Prof. Matthew Sigman); Science
  • Rose Gomez (Prof. Jason Castillo); Social Work

These incredible undergraduate research students were nominated by their faculty mentors in conjunction with their colleges and schools for their commitment to developing research skills, their active participation in research-related activities on campus, and their positive contributions to their department, college, and University as a whole. Congratulations to these student researchers!

For more information about the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, past winners, and nominating future awardees, please visit