Research Spotlight

  • Oct. 29, 2021
    Emmanuel Muñoz is a senior studying architecture in the College of Fine Arts. Muñoz was an awardee of the OUR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program and currently serves as the Educational Outreach and Programming Assistant for the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. What are your research interests and future career goals? My interests in research mostly lie at the intersection of...
  • Oct. 22, 2021
      David King is a senior studying biochemistry in the College of Sciences. He is a current undergraduate awardee of the 2021 Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program, Track 1: Undergraduate Research Mentor-Mentee Program. The one-time OUR 2021 Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program (URSP), funded by the Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II), provides $239,500 to be...
  • Sep. 1, 2021
    Michael Pravica, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Sciences, studies matter at extreme conditions of high pressure, temperature, and radiation flux. Recently, Dr. Pravica applied for and was awarded the OUR 2021 Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program’s Track 1: Undergraduate Research Mentor-Mentee Program (MMP). The program supports faculty research mentors with $2,...
  • Aug. 25, 2021
    Belen Gutierrez is a junior studying biological sciences with a concentration in cellular and molecular (CAM) in the College of Sciences. Over the summer, she conducted research under Dr. Kelly Tseng, Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences, as a member of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Mechanisms of Evolution program. Gutierrez presented her research poster...
  • Aug. 19, 2021
    Abraham Castaneda is a senior studying electrical engineering in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. Over the summer, he conducted research under Dr. Sarah Harris, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Smart Cities program. Castaneda presented his research poster titled,...
  • Jun. 2, 2021
      Savanna Vacek is a senior studying civil engineering in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering with a minor in Spanish. She currently conducts research under Dr. Erica Marti and is a Water Resources Intern for Wade Trim. What are your research interests and future career goals? My research interests lie in wastewater, environmental engineering, sustainability, and water reuse. In...
  • May. 24, 2021
    Brittny Mikhaiel is a junior majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in cell & molecular biology in the College of Sciences. Mikhaiel is a pre-medicine student and conducts research in Dr. Edwin Oh’s Lab of Neurogenetics & Precision Medicine. What are your research interests and future career goals? I am an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Edwin Oh’s Lab of Neurogenetics...
  • Apr. 12, 2021
    Aaron Cheng is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Sciences and psychology in the College of Liberal Arts. He serves as an undergraduate research assistant for the Oh Lab of Neurogenetics and Precision Medicine. Cheng was one of the twelve UNLV undergraduate researchers who presented at the 10th Annual National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) organized...
  • Mar. 23, 2021
    Yonosuke Aoki DeJesus is a senior majoring in biological sciences in the College of Sciences. Aoki DeJesus was one of the twelve UNLV undergraduate researchers who presented at the 10th Annual National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) organized by Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association. Aoki DeJesus was a session finalist for the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Fall 2020...
  • Mar. 9, 2021
    Bailey Udin is a senior majoring in psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and theatre arts in the College of Fine Arts. Udin is a current research assistant in Dr. James Hyman’s HivE Lab and was a session finalist for the OUR Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Udin was one of the twelve UNLV undergraduate researchers who presented at the 10th Annual National Collegiate...
  • Jan. 21, 2021
    Katelin Gilbertson is a junior majoring in economics in the Lee Business School with minors in Brookings public policy and information systems. She currently works as a researcher for Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute. Katelin will also be presenting her work at the National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) at Harvard University along with 10 other UNLV undergraduate...
  • Jan. 8, 2021
    Nathalie Martinez is a senior majoring in French and anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts. She currently serves as an oral historian for the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Research Project in the UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. What are your research interests and future career goals? Language and the way diverse communities express their...