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Undergraduate Research Endeavors Competitive Awards

Congratulations to the URECA! Awardees for 2012:

URECA Program

  • Natalie Battistone, junior, Classical Civilizations (Lynne Greeley)
  • John Boucher, junior, Environmental Science (Donald Ross)
  • Peter Doubleday, junior, Biology (Bryan Ballif)
  • Dylan Goldman, sophomore, Biology (Vikas Anathy)
  • Jen Grauer, junior, Zoology/Environmental Science (Jed Murdoch)
  • Samuel Hart, junior, Zoology (John Barlow)
  • Erik Horak, junior, Chemistry (Matthew Liptak)
  • Megan Kelley, junior, Political Science (Ellen Andersen)
  • Rebecca McBride, junior, Animal Science (Andre-Denis Wright)
  • Benjamin Moody, junior, Neuroscience (Katarina Zvarova)
  • Whitney O'Brien, junior, Environmental Studies (Saleem Ali)
  • John O'Day III, sophomore, Animal Science (Jana Kraft)
  • Sean O'Neil, junior, Animal Science (Andre-Denis Wright)
  • Emily Reynolds, senior, Biochemistry (Thomas Streeter)
  • Daniel Rosenblum, junior, Anthropology/Global Studies (Jonah Steinberg)
  • Sara Stanton, junior, Anthropology (Luis Vivanco)
  • Brian Vedder, sophomore, Secondary Education (Alan Tinkler)

The purpose of this program is to provide prestigious, competitive awards to outstanding undergraduates who wish to pursue a specific research project under the mentorship of a faculty member. In this way, undergraduates have the opportunity and resources to pursue independent research as well as work closely with active faculty members who are leading scholars in their fields.

The competition is structured to mirror both the application process and the execution of a program that would typically be funded by an external granting agency: students are required to submit a proposal describing a specific research project to be completed under the direction of a faculty mentor; proposals are evaluated by panels of UVM experts, and the top ranked proposals are selected for funding; awardees carry out the research, either during a semester or a summer, and submit a final report detailing the outcomes.

In many instances, results may be suitable for presentation at regional or national conferences and/or publication (funds may be requested to support such culminations).

Finally, the awardees will participate in the Student Research Conference, held in April each year at which time a poster presentation of their research will be shared with the University community.

Last modified July 05 2012 11:35 AM

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