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Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1 is Now Available to View!

On February 28, 2022, four undergraduate researchers published their manuscripts in the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s fall 2021 issue. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers representing four academic departments — psychology, political science, life sciences, and kinesiology and nutrition sciences.

All UNLV students and their mentors are encouraged to submit their research to Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal for publication.

Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

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Fall 2021 Symposium By the Numbers
Dec. 2, 2021
At the OUR Fall 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium, 223 undergraduate researchers, endorsed by 97 faculty mentors, presented 138 research projects, encompassing all academic disciplines at UNLV. This semester, 16 CCSD high school student co-authors presented with UNLV undergraduate research mentors. These students participated in OUR's newly…
Photo: REU Smart Cities students and PI's
Aug. 18, 2021
On Friday, August 6, undergraduate researchers presented at the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Summer 2021 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Showcase. The inaugural, transdisciplinary showcase celebrated the research of twenty-six outstanding undergraduate researchers representing both the College of Sciences and the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering.  Throughout…
Photo: Kaleb Wesolek, Spring 2021 Cover Artwork Award Winner
Aug. 15, 2021
  On Friday, August 13, 2021, six undergraduate researchers published their manuscripts in the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s Spring 2021 issue. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers representing five colleges - Lee Business School, School of Integrated Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.…

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Research Spotlight

Acacia Herndon
Jun. 23, 2022
Acacia Herndon is a senior studying nursing in the UNLV School of Nursing. She is a 2022 OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow and the OUR May 2022 Travel Support Funding awardee. As a Travel Support Funding awardee, Herndon traveled to present her research at the AcademyHealth conference from June 4 - 7, 2022 and her poster was selected as the Best Student Poster out of 97…
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May. 23, 2022
Audrey Ott is a UNLV College of Sciences, School of Life Sciences alumnae (Fall '21). During Spring 2022, Cott presented her research poster at the American Society for Microbiology regional conference in Tempe, Arizona. Her poster presentation on “Investigating the effects of amino acid substitutions in VirB on virulence gene regulation in Shigella flexneri” earned second place at…
Kimberly Barchard and undergraduate researchers
Mar. 10, 2022
Kimberly Barchard, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts. OUR proudly presented the 2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award to Dr. Barchard for her record of excellence in inspiring, influencing, supporting, and mentoring undergraduate researchers in their professional development, career training, and educational journey. Describe your current role and research…

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