The Champions of Undergraduate Research Award recognizes UNLV departments with a record of excellence in inspiring, influencing, supporting, and mentoring undergraduate researchers in their professional development, career training, and educational journey.


School of Life Sciences, College of Sciences

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) proudly presents the Champions of Undergraduate Research award to UNLV’s College of Sciences, School of Life Sciences for its commitment to excellence in research education. We commend the leadership and faculty of the School of Life Sciences for their contributions to elevating the role of experiential and discovery learning at UNLV and to advancing OUR’s mission.

The College of Sciences was represented by 80 students, accounting for 49% of all student presenters, delivering 48 presentations, accounting for 41% of all the presentations. The School of Life Sciences was represented by 69 students, accounting for 42% of all student presenters, delivering 39 presentations, accounting for 33% of all the presentations. We would like to especially thank Dr. Kathryn Rafferty for mentoring 50 undergraduate researchers at this Symposium.


Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) proudly presents the Champions of Undergraduate Research award to UNLV’s College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology for its commitment to excellence in research education. We commend the leadership and faculty of the Department of Psychology for their contributions to elevating the role of experiential and discovery learning at UNLV and to advancing OUR’s mission.

The College of Liberal Arts was represented by 31 students, accounting for 19% of all student presenters, delivering 27 presentations, accounting for 23% of all presentations. The Department of Psychology was represented by 15 students, accounting for 9% of all student presenters, delivering 12 presentations, accounting for 10% for all the presentations. We would like to especially thank Dr. Christopher Kearney for mentoring 6 undergraduate researchers at this Symposium.