Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Nominees

Researcher of the Year ribbon

Each year during SOARS, one student from among those nominated by their faculty mentors is selected as Undergraduate Researcher of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an undergraduate student deemed to have been particularly outstanding in terms of dedication, persistence, work ethic, enthusiasm, and passion for research. The recipient of this award is a role model for other undergraduate student researchers.

2020 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Nominees

Nine students were nominated as the 2020 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year: Caroline HowardMichael LongBrittany McCullersCollin MullisMark Ryan NugentCourtney OldsDiannettee OsorioLucien Poulin; and Tyson Smoot. Warmest congratulations to each of you!

Five of these students accepted their nominations and submitted requested materials, including their CVs or an essay highlighting their research experience and an essay describing the philosophies, qualities, and praxes which they believe made them successful undergraduate researchers. After careful review of these documents, a committee selected the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year. The winning student will receive a trophy and a $1,000 research scholarship. Each of the four finalists will receive an Honorable Mention certificate and a $500 research scholarship.