OUR Fall 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium Concludes and Presentation Awardees

The office of undergraduate research (OUR) held its Fall 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium Nov. 15-19, featuring 223 undergraduate researchers who presented 138 co-/authored research projects in different formats, reflecting different research stages. 

This semester, 16 CCSD high school student co-authors presented with UNLV undergraduate research mentors. These students participated in OUR's newly launched OREO Program which targets high school juniors and seniors interested in any areas of research and aims to engage them in scholarly discussions in collaboration with undergraduate mentors. 

Out of 138 presentations, 76 (55%) will be published in OUR’s newly created Digital Undergraduate Research Repository which provides UNLV undergraduate researchers with an additional open access outlet, along with OUR's Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal, and service dedicated to capturing, curating, reporting, and disseminating high-quality and mentored undergraduate research.

OUR’s triannual, professional, and judged symposia aim to showcase the impactful research undergraduates conduct at UNLV. OUR defines research in the broadest, most inclusive, transdisciplinary, and collaborative sense to bridge the gap between content learning and discovery learning.

The 223 undergraduate researchers, endorsed by 167 faculty mentors, presented 138 research projects and were judged by 38 academic faculty and administrative faculty members. 

The winners for each presentation format and academic discipline include: 

Champions of Undergraduate Research

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. 


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