Over 40 undergraduate researchers from the department presented posters at the UCLA Research Poster Day, six were awarded the prestigious Science Dean’s Prize.
Photos of the Science Dean’s Prize winners can be viewed below and more photos from the event can be viewed on the on-line photo gallery.
At the event, which is part of the annual UCLA Undergraduate Research Week, faculty judges award the Science Dean’s Prize to senior poster presenters for “excellence in presentation of their faculty-mentored research”. This year six undergraduate researchers (pictured below) who conduct research in our faculty labs received the prestigious prize for their posters; Emma Carley (Quinlan group), Evelyn Hernandez (Rodriguez group), Cole Meyer (Harran group), Lucas Repeta (Feigon group), Paul Robinson (Alexandrova group), and Arielle Tripp (Kosuri group).
Conducting research in faculty labs is a great experience for the undergraduate students and their contributions are vital to the success of our department. “When I ask the grad students, postdocs, and my colleagues, what led to their interest in science, they almost always say, ‘Working in a research lab as an undergraduate!’. This provides a truly transformative experience for our students, and is also a great opportunity for our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to serve as mentors,” said Department Chair Professor Catherine Clarke.
Over 700 UCLA undergraduates from throughout campus participated in the event on May 22nd at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion stadium.
Science Dean’s Prize Recipients
Emma Carley (Quinlan group) with Tera Black, her former high school science teacher and Evelyn Hernandez (Rodriguez group).
Cole Meyer (Harran group) and Lucas Repeta (Feigon group).
Paul Robinson (Alexandrova group) and Arielle Tripp (Kosuri group).
Photos by Penny Jennings/UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.