2020 UCLA Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards

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Professors William Gelbart and Alexander Spokoyny receive 2020 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards.

Mentor Awards 2020As part of the UCLA Undergraduate Research Week held May 18 – 22, 2019, undergraduate student researchers who presented their work during the Undergraduate Research Showcase were invited to nominate their mentor for a Faculty Mentor award to recognize the meaningful role their mentor has played in their undergraduate experience, research or career exploration, and the support they have received from their mentor for their professional goals. The award is meant to honor “the considerable dedication of faculty mentors who have served as effective and nurturing research mentors to undergraduate students.” (Pictured right are Professors William Gelbart and Alex Spokoyny).

From 126 nominated faculty members, the Research Week campus committee chose 13 winners who will be honored at the Undergraduate Research Week Awards Ceremony to be held on Friday May 22, 2020 starting at 2 p.m. via a webinar. All faculty award recipients will be announced and honored at this event. Speakers will include the Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Director of the UCLA Library.

Stephanie Correa – Integrative Biology and Physiology

James Desveaux – Political Science

William M. Gelbart – Chemistry & Biochemistry

Andrea Goldman  – History

Elissa Hallem – Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Grace Kyungwon Hong – Asian American Studies; Gender Studies

Jaana Juvonen – Psychology

Matthew Lieberman – Psychology

William Parent – Public Policy

Carlos Portera-Cailliau – Neurology

Alexander Spokoyny – Chemistry & Biochemistry

Kenneth Subotnik – Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Scott Wilke – Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

In 2018, Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty members Professor Anastassia Alexandrova and Margot Quinlan were recipients of the inaugural Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards.

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.