OURI Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award2016 UROY

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) invite nominations for the 2017 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year awards.  Each year one student from every college will be selected for this award.  Students will be recognized at the annual Honors Convocation and receive a $500 stipend. 

Nomination Deadline: February 1st, 2018





Eligibility. Students must:

  • have participated in at least two semesters of documented faculty-mentored undergraduate research and inquiry at FAU within the past calendar year
  • be an actively enrolled student at FAU during the semester the awards are given (Spring 2018) (Note: all research in 2017 must have been conducted as an undergraduate)
  • be in good academic standing at FAU

Applications and Review Process

  • All applications should be completed on FluidReview by February 1st, 2018
  • Applications must be complete to be considered (see application guidelines). Self-nominations are encouraged.
  • A committee consisting of faculty, staff, and students will select three student nominees from each college and forward them to the college deans for final selection.
  • College deans will be asked to select students for these awards based on student involvement in research, inquiry, or scholarly activities and submit the college awardee to OURI.
  • Selected Undergraduate Researchers of the Year will be recognized at the annual Honors Convocation in April.

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February 1st, 2018    Nominations and Applications due  
Mid-February, 2018    Names and applications of three nominees will be sent to college deans for selection  
March 1st, 2018    Names of final college awardees due to OURI from deans
April 19th, 2018    Announcement of Undergraduate Researchers of the Year at Honors Convocation 

Application Guidelines  

A complete application should include:

  1. Completed Online Nomination Form  
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae of the student (Maximum 5 pages) including the following if applicable:   
    • Evidences of all undergraduate research and inquiry participation    
    • Evidences of research achievements.  This could include presentations, exhibitions, publications, competitions, awarded grants etc.  
  3. A letter of support from faculty research mentor.

 The evaluation is based on the quality and quantity of research conducted by the FAU student


2016 Undergraduates of the Year!

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters 
Awardee: Arielle Augustin
Faculty Mentor: Jane Caputi
College of Business 
Awardee:  Laura Gomez
Faculty Mentor: Monica Escaleras
College for Design and Social Inquiry 
Awardee: Caralin Branscum
Faculty Mentor: Seth Fallik
College of Education 
Awardee: Alexandra Rodriguez
Faculty Mentor: Chun-Jung Huang
College of Engineering and Computer Science 
Awardee: Benjamin Coleman
Faculty Mentor: Waseem Asghar
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College 
Awardee: Nicole McRostie
Faculty Mentor: Julie Earles
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine 
Awardee: Melanie Gil
Faculty Mentor: Ceylan Isgor
College of Nursing 
Awardee: Christopher Demezier
Faculty Mentor: Nancey France
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 
Awardee: Sabah Ali
Faculty Mentor: Rindy Anderson

Previous Undergraduates of the Year!

2016 Awardees

2015 Awardees

2014 Awardees

 Last Modified 12/12/17