Joey DeGrandchamp, Spring 2017
Each College of Science department may nominate ONE graduating senior who has shown outstanding achievement in independent, undergraduate research for the College of Science Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award. The nominee will receive your departmental Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award to be presented at the College of Science Awards Event. The CoS Awards Committee will select the CoS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award recipient from among the departmental nominees.
In recognition of the fact that different disciplines have different academic and research cultures, departments are free to define their own criteria for selecting their nominees. In general, the student’s work should be a significant contribution and show originality, creativity, and a level of independence appropriate to the discipline.
In nominating their outstanding senior for the College of Science Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, the nomination letter should address the independence and/or initiative exhibited by the student; the significance of the research (for example, contribution to knowledge base, significance of the problem, novelty of the research idea, and/or impact on the discipline); and the creativity and/or level of skill (for example, technical, analytical, interpretive, programming, communication, and/or resourcefulness) shown by the student in conducting the research.
It is not intended that this award will duplicate the Outstanding Senior Award. Although it is possible that both awards might be given to the same student, the criteria for this award do not include a GPA cutoff.
The nomination form and instructions for 2018 will be available in Fall 2017. For more information, contact Olivia Mendoza at 621-3868.