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

On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, OUR’s Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s Spring 2022 issue went live with seven undergraduate research articles. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers representing seven academic departments - Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Department of Philosophy, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Department of Psychology, and Department of Computer Science.

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

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Student presenting research poster
Dec. 11, 2022
  The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) held its Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium on Dec. 9, 2022, featuring 212 undergraduate researchers who presented 144 co-/authored research projects in different formats, reflecting different research stages.  This semester, 27 high school student co-authors presented with UNLV undergraduate research mentors. These…
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Nov. 30, 2022
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will be a part of two large National Science Foundation (NSF) grants between 2022 and 2027 as part of EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) to increase STEM workforce development. OUR Executive Director Dr. Levent Atici says the grants which total more than $1M will have a significant impact on both undergrad and graduate students. “The NSF…
Aug. 31, 2022
On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, OUR’s Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s Spring 2022 issue went live with seven undergraduate research articles. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers representing seven academic departments - Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Department of Philosophy, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Department of…

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Research Spotlight

Efren Researcher Spotlight
Dec. 29, 2022
Efren Heredia is a senior majoring in Biochemistry in the College of Sciences. He was an awardee of the 2022 OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Mentored by Dr. Ernesto Abel-Santos, Professor of Biochemistry, Heredia's research focuses on Stability Assay of Anti-germination Compounds. Heredia also presented his work as a lightning talk at the Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research…
Seonghyeok "Sammy" Cox
Nov. 2, 2022
This month, we're featuring Seonghyeok "Sammy" Cox, a senior majoring in biochemistry and member of Dr. Pradip Bhowmik's Materials Chemistry Lab. Since Fall 2021, he has been working with the group as an undergraduate researcher where he synthesizes, purifies, and characterizes novel organic compounds for use in extensive applications such as ionic liquids and discovering new alternatives…
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Aug. 2, 2022
Nallely Lozoya is a senior majoring in History in the College of Liberal Arts. She is an awardee of the 2022 OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Mentored by Dr. Maria Raquel Casas, Associate Professor of History, Lozoya's research focuses on the contribution of Mexican women towards an intelligentsia movement during the Mexican Revolution. What are your current research…

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