11 Undergraduate Researchers Awarded through OUR’s Named Fellowship Program

The office of undergraduate research (OUR) has awarded $19,500 in Named Fellowship Program funds, marking UNLV’s commitment to expanding and supporting undergraduate research. UNLV’s administrative leadership endorsed this program to foster direct undergraduate student participation in research, to fulfill UNLV’s student-centered mission, to achieve excellence in research education, and to enhance students’ overall learning experience.

The OUR Named Fellowship program will support undergraduate students as they work on their research projects throughout the spring 2023 semester. Funding for each Fellow was generously provided by the following UNLV leaders: office of the president; office of economic development; Lee Business School, College of Education, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, School of Integrated Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

Awardees of the spring 2023 OUR Named Fellowship program are as follows:

  • President’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, Savanna Vacek
  • Black Fire Innovation Undergraduate Research Fellow, Chase Yezzi
  • Lee Business School Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, Mackenzie Taylor
  • College of Education Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, Safiyya Bintali
  • Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, Stephanie Taylor
  • College of Fine Arts Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, Blaise Madayag
  • School of Integrated Health Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, Karissa McCurn
  • College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellows, Christina Saliba and Brooke Booth
  • College of Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, Jennifer Stevens
  • Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellow, Berenice Chaves Rios

All OUR Named Fellowship Program Awardees will present their research at the upcoming OUR Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 28, 2023, in the Student Union Ballrooms. RSVP to attend here

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