2021-22 UROP Awards

2021-22 UROP Awards

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) selected two research supervisors as this year’s recipients of the Outstanding UROP Mentor Awards, and six UROP students for Outstanding UROP Student Awards.

Outstanding UROP Mentor Awards

UROP staff received a near-record high number of submissions from UROP students nominating their research mentors for the 2021-2022 Outstanding UROP Mentor Awards. The awards recognize research mentors who have demonstrated exceptional guidance and teaching in a research setting over the past year. UROP staff selected one faculty member and one graduate student from the nominations for this year’s awards.

Outstanding UROP Faculty Supervisor

Professor Ariel L. Furst, Paul M. Cook Career Development Professor, Chemical Engineering

Outstanding UROP Graduate Student Supervisor

Crystal Owens, PhD Student, Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics Group, Mechanical Engineering

Outstanding UROP Student Awards

The Outstanding UROP Student Awards recognize students for exceptional contributions as undergraduate researchers in their field. UROP staff selected this year’s recipients based on nominations submitted by UROP supervisors and mentors.

Outstanding UROP Student, First-Year Undergraduate

Oreoluwa O. Alao ’25, UROP in Physics

Outstanding UROP Student, School of Architecture + Planning

Sara V. Fernandez ’23, UROP in the Media Lab

Outstanding UROP Student, School of Engineering

Naksha Roy ’22, UROP in Chemical Engineering

Outstanding UROP Student (Team), School of Humanities, Arts + Social Sciences

Aria C. Kydd ’23, UROP in Music + Theater Arts
Skylar S. Larsen ’23, UROP in Music + Theater Arts

Outstanding UROP Student, School of Science

Desmond L. Edwards ’22, UROP in Biology

Congratulations to this year’s UROP Award recipients and thank you to all those who submitted nominations!

— Sara Nelson, UROP