UO undergraduates awarded summer research fellowships

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Twenty undergraduate researchers examining everything from odor concentration change sensing in mice to the effects of restoration on greenhouse gas flux in Pacific Northwest estuaries have been awarded summer research fellowships.

The awards span two different programs, the Vice President for Research and Innovation Undergraduate Fellowship and the Peter O’Day Fellowship in Biological Sciences.

“These fellowships are designed to support the university’s undergraduate scholars as they dive deep into subjects they are passionate about during the summer,” said Karl Reasoner, program manager of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. “Undergraduate researchers make valuable contributions to the university’s research enterprise, and these awards recognize students and their mentors for their scholarship and dedication.”

Fifteen UO undergraduate students majoring in disciplines ranging from art to biology to geography were awarded research and innovation undergraduate fellowships. The fellowship allows undergraduate students from all academic disciplines to conduct research or creative scholarship during the summer under the mentorship of UO faculty members. To learn more about the fellowship recipients, visit the VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship website.

Four UO undergraduate and graduate student pairs were awarded Peter O’Day Fellowships in Biological Sciences. Named after retired UO Department of Biology faculty member Peter O’Day, the fellowship provides immersive, intensive and rewarding opportunities for highly motivated students to perform authentic research in the university’s many and diverse biological science laboratories. To learn more about the fellowship recipients visit the O’Day Fellowship website.

One UO undergraduate student was selected as the inaugural Physical Chemistry Undergraduate Fellowship recipient. The fellowship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student conducting research in a UO physical chemistry lab. To learn more about the fellowship recipient visit the P-Chem Undergraduate Fellowship Website.