URAD Awards

Prizes are awarded in six categories:

  • URAD STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (presented by OSEEL)
  • URAD AEHHSS: Arts, Education, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences (presented by OSEEL)
  • Exhibits (presented by OSEEL)
  • Community Engagement Showcase (presented by OSEEL)
  • Humanities Award (presented by the Humanities group of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • URAD PCSOGI (presented by the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity)

In addition, one research advisor/mentor will be honored with the Faculty Mentor of the Year award.

2018 URAD and CES Award Winners

URAD Arts, Education, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences Posters

  • 1st Place: Megan Lipton (Poster #139), “Watch your step! Evaluating the effects of delayed immunotherapy administration following a unilateral MCAo
  • 2nd Place: Kelly Harrington (Poster #149), “Effect of Beliefs on Argument Evaluation” 
  • 3rd Place: Alexia Kingzette (Poster #145), “Reassurance Seeking and Spoiled Answers on Academic Tests”

URAD Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Posters

  • 1st Place: Brenda Vance & Victoria Kwaben (Poster #129), “Treading Lightly: Examining Contributions of the Medial Agranular cortex and posterior parietal cortex to allocentric processing in the Morris water task
  • 2nd Place: Samantha Bacchi (Poster #91): “Computational Study of Cyclic Zirconium Compounds
  • 3rd Place: Mark Banovetz (Poster #73), “Pulling With a Purpose: Using a String-Pulling Task to Evaluate the Effects of Latent Immunotherapy on the MCAO Rodent Model of Stroke”

URAD Exhibits

  • 1st Place: Justin Hughes & Martin Matousek (Exhibit #304): “HydraForce Quality Assurance Relocation and Waste Reduction
  • 2nd Place: Goda Inokaityte & Brendon Mills (Exhibit #301), “Digital Die
  • 3rd Place: Maverick Wojciechowski, Roberto Garcia & Ricardo Reyes (Exhibit #300), “Electric Shifter

CES Award Winners

  • 1st Place: Candy Melara, Alexandra Majestic, Josh Giuliano & Alex Nelson (Poster #215), “Global Social Venture Consulting”
  • 2nd Place: Rosa Perez, Livilla Glover, Alejandra Macias & Mario Salcido (Poster #200),Unlock Your Inner Scientist
  • 3rd Place: Johna Pishko & Samuel Millard (Poster #211), “Developing the Framework for the Environmental Resource Center

Humanities Award (presented by the Humanities group of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

  • 1st Place: Ronan Kaiser, Sam Lanigan, Billy Ritchey, Gabriel Sonntag (Poster #118), “Understanding Queer Youth Through Life Writings and Oral History, 1940 – 1985
  • 2nd Place: Stephanie Salazar (Poster #117), “Immigration Status and Health Professions
  • 3rd Place (Tie): Emily Eckles (Poster #120), “Der Rosa Winkel: The Colors of Persecution and the Damnation of Homosexual Men in Nazi Germany
  • 3rd Place (Tie): Holly Hansen (Poster #123), “Do Endangered Species Matter?”

URAD PCSOGI (presented by the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity)

  • Cayli Mitchell (Poster #114), “Nahua Women: The complimentary life of a women in the 16th century before and after Spanish conquests
  • Emily Eckles (Poster #120), “Der Rosa Winkel: The Colors of Persecution and the Damnation of Homosexual Men in Nazi Germany

Descriptions of each of these projects are available in the URAD/CES 2018 Program.

Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

As a participant in Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, you are able to nominate your faculty mentor for the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.  If you feel as though your faculty mentor had a positive impact on your research experience, we encourage you to take a couple of minutes to submit a nomination on their behalf.

Nominees are evaluated on their ability to foster student participation in research and artistry activities, balance between advisee and nurturing critical thinking, and ability to develop a mentoring relationship that exudes genuine care in the student and their learning.

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