OURI Undergraduate Researchers of the Year Award2018 UROY

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) invite nominations for the Annual 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 and an "Undergraduate Research Scholar" Stole to wear during their graduation ceremony *new in the 2019 year*. 

Nomination Deadline: First Friday in February





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) (Note: all research in the previous calendar year [January-December] must have been conducted as an undergraduate)
  • be in good academic standing at FAU
  • agree to present an oral presentation at the annual spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Applications and Review Process

  • All applications should be completed on FluidReview by the first Friday in February
  • 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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First Friday in February    Nominations and Applications due  
Mid-February  Names and applications of three nominees will be sent to college deans for selection  
Early March    Names of final college awardees due to OURI from deans
April TBD    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


2018 Undergraduates of the Year!

2018 uroys

(From Left to right: Lisa Victor, Stephen Hoover, Isabella Velasquez Botero, Reinaldo Dos Santos, Abhimanyu Ahuja, Michael Correa, Alexandria Remillard, Sydney Elney)

Not pictured: Alexander Bruens




Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters 
Awardee: Alexander Bruens
Faculty Mentor: Angela D. Nichols
College of Business 
Awardee: Sydney Elney
Faculty Mentor: Monica Escaleras
College for Design and Social Inquiry 
Awardee: Alexandria Remillard 
Faculty Mentor: Seth Fallik
College of Education 
Awardee: Michael Correa
Faculty Mentor: Michael Whitehurst
College of Engineering and Computer Science 
Awardee: Reinaldo Dos Santos 
Faculty Mentor: Hassan Mahfuz
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College 
Awardee: Abhimanyu Ahuja
Faculty Mentor: Kirill Martemyanov
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine 
Awardee: Lisa Victor 
Faculty Mentor: Mahyar Nouri-Shirazi
College of Nursing 
Awardee: Isabella Velasquez Botero
Faculty Mentor: Patricia Liehr
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 
Awardee: Stephen Hoover
Faculty Mentor: Elan Barenholtz

Previous Undergraduates of the Year!

2017 Awardees

2016 Awardees

2015 Awardees

2014 Awardees

 Last Modified 1/16/20