Honors: Undergraduate Students from Across Campus

A number of undergraduate students were recognized during the office of undergraduate research (OUR) spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. They include:

Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership), who was awarded Best Podium Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her presentation was Police Shootings in the Mountain West, 2015 – 2021.

Janelle Domantay, Ilya Pivavaruk, and Victor Taksheyev (Computer Science), who were awarded Best Poster Presentation Award in Health & Natural Sciences & Engineering for their poster presentation Modeling COVID-19 Infection Rates Using SIR and ARIMA Models.

Madison Frazee (Political Science), who was awarded Best Lightning Talk Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for her lightning talk presentation titled Legislative Responses to Black Lives Matter Protests.

Michael Saladino (Journalism and Media Studies & Honors College), who was awarded Best Performance/Exhibition Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for his presentation titled A Diamond in the Desert: Bringing Major League Baseball to Las Vegas.

Nathalie Martinez (Anthropology & World Languages and Cultures), who was awarded Best Poster Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for her poster presentation titled “Our Languages Do Not Die, They are Being Killed”: Indigenismo and its Effects on Indigenous Language Revitalization.

Tiffany Mata (Life Sciences), who was awarded Best Oral Presentation Award in Health & Natural Sciences & Engineering for the presentation titled Generation of Bacillus Anthracis Mutants.

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People | September 22, 2021
Hospitality Alumna of the Year came to Las Vegas on a family vacation and never wanted to leave.
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People | September 21, 2021
Honors College Alumna of the Year Casey Barber helped thousands of Nevadans navigate COVID-19 through by leading UNLV's contact tracing team.
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People | September 20, 2021
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