CUR Announces 2021 Divisional Award Recipients

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) announces faculty and student recipients of 2021 awards from CUR divisions. Visit the links below for more information on the awardees.

CUR Arts and Humanities Division

Faculty Mentor AwardeeGregory Young (Montana State University)
Student Scholarship AwardeeChitra Dassapa (Chapman University)
Student Scholarship AwardeeJesus Sanchez-Orozco (CSU Monterey Bay)
Student Scholarship AwardeeAmelia Parker (CSU Monterey Bay)

CUR Chemistry Division

Outstanding Mentorship AwardeeTarek Abdel-Fattah (Christopher Newport University)
Outstanding Mentorship AwardeeFadi Bou-Abdallah (SUNY Potsdam)
Outstanding Mentorship Awardee: Loretta Jackson-Hayes (Rhodes College)

CUR Health Sciences Division

Mentor Awardee, Early CareerShana Stoddard (Rhodes College)
Mentor Awardee, Mid-CareerTrevor Day (Mount Royal University)
Mentor Awardee, Mid-CareerKatherine H. Ingram (Kennesaw State University)
Mentor Awardee, Advanced CareerBen A. Bahr (University of North Carolina at Pembroke)

NCUR Presentation Awardees:
Cody Anderson (University of Nebraska Omaha)
Destinyi Cravens (University of Alabama  at Birmingham)
Seth Hubbard (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Charlene Mansour (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Brian Nguyen (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

CUR Physics and Astronomy Division

Nadine Barlow Undergraduate Research Support Awardees:
Mariah Goeks (Northern Michigan University)
Joseph Hammill (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Shannon O’Connor (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Jarres Plummer (Austin Peay State University)
Ruilin You (University of San Diego)

CUR Psychology Division

Psychology Research Awardees:
Rachel Blickman (Boise State University)
Alexis Cheatham (Franklin College)
Denver Dobson (Idaho State University)
Emily Knopf (University of Chicago)

CUR Social Sciences Division

Undergraduate Conference Presentation Awardee:
Jakee Smith (University of Arkansas at Monticello)

Founded in 1978, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) focuses on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity. Among the many activities and networking opportunities that CUR provides, the organization also offers support for the professional growth of faculty and administrators through expert-designed institutes, conferences, and a wide-range of volunteer positions. The CUR community, made up of nearly 700 institutions and 13,000 individuals, continues to provide a platform for discussion and other resources related to mentoring, connecting, and creating relationships centered around undergraduate research. CUR’s advocacy efforts are also a large portion of its work as they strive to strengthen support for undergraduate research. Its continued growth in connections with representatives, private foundations, government agencies, and campuses world-wide provides value to its members and gives voice to undergraduate research. CUR is committed to inclusivity and diversity in all of its activities and our community.

CUR focuses on giving a voice to undergraduate research with learning through doing. It provides connections to a multitude of campuses and government agencies, all while promoting networking and professional growth to its community.