Jun 8, 2022
Faculty Mentor Awards
Professors Louis Bouchard and Paula Diaconescu receive 2022 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards.
These awards honor the considerable dedication of faculty mentors who have served as effective research mentors to undergraduate students.
Professors Louis Bouchard and Paula DiaconescuAs part of the UCLA Undergraduate Research Week, which was held on May 23-27, 2022, 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. (Pictured right are Professors Louis Bouchard and Paula Diaconescu).
From the nominated faculty members, the Research Week campus committee chose the following winners who were honored at the Undergraduate Research Week Awards Ceremony: 
Recipients of the 2022 Faculty Mentor Awards:
Amada Armenta, Urban Planning
Evelyn Blumenberg, Urban Planning
Louis-Serge Bouchard, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Peter Bradley, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Catherine Cahill , Psychiatry
David Clewett, Psychology
Paula Diaconescu, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Yogita Goyal, English
Akishige Hokugo, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Karen Hunter Quartz, Education and Information Studies
Colin Kremer, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Albert Lai, Neurology
Amanda Montoya, Psychology
Suzanne Paulson, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
Maureen Su, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Carlota Suhr, Spanish and Portuguese
Xian-Jie Yang, Ophthalmology
Previous Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty to receive Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor awards are Professors Anastassia Alexandrova and Margot Quinlan in 2018, and Professors William Gelbart and Alex Spokoyny in 2020.
Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.