Opening Remarks from Lori Olafson, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and David Hatchett, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Research

The Division of Research and Economic Development congratulate all the students taking part in the Fall 2020 UNLV Undergraduate Research Symposium. We recognize their commitment in meeting the challenge of participating in the symposium virtually, for only the second time, because of COVID-19. Due to the pandemic we developed a three-step approach plan that identifies general guidelines and guiding principles for all research activity on campus. It is our goal to ensure all research at UNLV is done in a safe manner during the pandemic.

We offer a big thank you to the Office of Undergraduate Research and the many faculty mentors who supported the students from all majors in preparing their research and helping them achieve their academic and career goals. And for those who are joining us for the symposium online, we hope you will enjoy the presentations while appreciating the broad range of undergraduate research being conducted at UNLV. 

Lori Olafson, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development 

Dave Hatchett, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Research