Awards

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017 Presentation Awards

Division of Undergraduate Studies – Oral Presentation Award

The award recognizes undergraduate oral presentations characterized by excellence in research and clarity of delivery. The award has a value of $500 and must be used to attend an academic conference within one year of receiving the award.  A graduating Senior may receive the award as a scholarship.  The Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) will assist the awardee with identifying a conference and preparing their application and presentation. 

Sponsor: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Eligibility & Conditions:

Open to students from all academic disciplines.

Must be accepted to and present at the 2017 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Applicants must agree to be recorded on video during the oral presentation sessions at the Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium judges will review the recordings and decide on the winner after the symposium date

Finalists will be notified of the outcome the week following the Undergraduate Research Symposium.  

 

Pre-Med Research Poster Award

The award recognizes a project in the life sciences with unique or innovative medical applications, or which advances the known frontiers of medical research. The award has a value of $500 and may be used to cover fees and travel costs associated with the presentation of student work at disciplinary or national conferences or symposiums.  The Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) will assist the awardee with identifying a conference and preparing their application and presentation. 

Sponsor: Robert D. Clark Honors College

Eligibility & Conditions:

Open to students from the life sciences.

Must be accepted to and present at the 2017 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Must install poster by 9:00am for judging.

 

Biology Poster Award

The Biology Department will offer one $300 award to the student with the best poster, and two $100 awards for posters with honorable mention, in the fields of biology and marine biology.  Judging will be performed by senior graduate students. 

Sponsor: Department of Biology

Eligibility & Conditions:

Any biology or marine biology major working in any science lab.

Any undergraduate (from any major) that is working in a lab run by a biology department faculty member.

Must be accepted to and present at the 2017 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Must install poster by 9:00am for judging.

 

UROP Poster Award

The award recognizes undergraduate poster presentations characterized by excellence in research and in clarity of design and presentation. The award has a value of $500 and must be used to attend an academic conference within one year of receiving the award.

Sponsor: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Office for Research and Innovation

Eligibility & Conditions:

Open to students from all academic disciplines.

Must be accepted to present at the 2017 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Must be returning to the UO the following academic year.

The award may only be used to assist with attendance to present research at a local, regional, or national conference within one year of award announcement.

The award may be used to pay for travel, conference registration and/or accommodations.

Must install poster by 9:00am for judging.

 

International Studies Department Award

The International Studies Department Award recognizes oral presentations or posters focused on an international or intercultural topic and characterized by excellence in research and clarity of delivery.  One $300 award and two $100 awards for honorable mention will be awarded.

Sponsor: International Studies Department

Eligibility & Conditions:

Open to students from all academic disciplines.

Must be accepted to present at the 2017 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Must install poster by 9:00am for judging.

 

The awards given out at the Undergraduate Research Symposium recognize students who have an exceptional poster, oral presentation, or creative work. Award specifics below.



General Eligibility Criteria

Depending on the scope of the award there may be additional criteria, but these are the basic criteria for eligibility:

  • Participation in the Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Indicates that they would like to be considered for the award in the form that we will send out to all those accepted for participation in the Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Fits the scope/purpose of the award

For specific criteria, see the awards below.

 


2016 Award Winners

Biology-Affiliated Poster Award – Sponsored by the Department of Biology

First Prize: Erik Burlingame, “Synapse Formation Is Modulated by a Molecular Hitch” (Faculty Mentor: Philip Washbourne - Washbourne Lab)

Honorable Mention: Lila Kaye, “Elucidating the Active Domain of a Novel Anti-inflammatory Protein Produced by Intestinal Bacteria” (Faculty Mentors: Karen Guillemin, Annah Rolig - Guillemin Lab)

Honorable Mention: Sandra Dorning, “The Ecology and Distribution of the Invasive Violet Tunicate (Botrylloides violaceus)” (Faculty Mentor: Craig Young - Craig Young Lab)

Judges: Biology Graduate Students Nick Ponvert, Allison Fuiten, Thom Nelson, and Marco Corrales

 

Pre-Med Research Poster Award – Sponsored by the Robert D. Clark Honors College

Winner: Thomas Forman, “Investigating the Function of a Novel Gene in Heart Valve Development” (Faculty Mentors: Fernanda M. Bosada, Kryn Stankunas)

Honorable Mention: Collette Goode, “The Gut Microbiota Influences Synapse Formation during Zebrafish Development” (Faculty Mentors: Philip Washbourne, Alexandra Tallafuss)

Judges: Dr. Terry Morgan, Associate Professor and Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, Department of Pathology; and Carrie McCurdy, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Physiology

 

Oral Presentation Award – Sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Winner: Angela Rothman, “Revolutionary Theatricality: Dramatized American Protest, 1967–1968” (Faculty Mentor: Ellen Herman)

Judges: Hannah Bishop, Philip Parker, Dustin Ellis, Aurelie Clement, Gregory Barello, Jennifer Phillips, nedzer erilus, Michael Raymer, Hayley Brazier, Trond Jacobsen, Eric Braman, Kris Katkus, Scott Fisher

 

UROP Poster Award – Sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Office for Research and Innovation

Winner: Anisha Adke, “Aging Effects on Perceptual and Conceptual Memory: Transformations from Short-term to Long-term Memory” (Faculty Mentor: Dasa Zeithamova-Demircan)

Judge: Karl Reasoner