Undergraduate Research Award for Faculty

Each year, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program recognizes a UST faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting undergraduate research and faculty/student scholarly collaboration.

UST faculty are nominated by their peers each spring. Nominations are reviewed by the undergraduate research board, which then selects one person for special recognition.

Awardees receive an engraved plaque and a stipend (after taxes) of $1,000.

Eligibility & Nomination

Close up of award that faculty receive.

Any regular or adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas is allowed to nominate a colleague for the Undergraduate Research Award for Faculty. Nominees must be a regular or adjunct member of the UST faculty. Self nominations are welcome.

Nomination Process

In order to nominate someone for this award, you must send an email to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP@stthomas.edu) with the name of the nominee. Should your proposed nominee accept the nomination, you will be asked to submit a single-spaced statement of no more than 3 pages clearly explaining the nominee's contributions to undergraduate research at St. Thomas and your rationale for selecting your colleague for this award. In the case of self-nominations, the nominee will be asked to provide the name of one colleague who can speak to your involvement in student research and collaborative scholarship.

All nominees who accept a nomination will be asked to submit a CV with an up-to-date section on undergraduate research mentored and the name of one current St. Thomas student with whom they have successfully collaborated as researchers.

All nominations for the 2018 award should be received by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program no later than Friday, March 23.

Past Awardees

Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman - Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman
Kevin Theissen - Kevin Theissen

Dalma Martinović-Weigelt

2016
Biology

Dalma Martinović-Weigelt - Dalma Martinović-Weigelt

Jean Giegenhain

2015
Psychology

Jean Giegenhain - Jean Giegenhain

Kristine Wammer

2014
Chemistry

Kristine Wammer - Kristine Wammer

Adam Kay

2013
Biology

Adam Kay - Adam Kay

Kyle Zimmer

2012
Biology

Kyle Zimmer - Kyle Zimmer

Elise Amel

2011
Psychology

Elise Amel - Elise Amel

Joseph Fitzharris

2010
History

Joseph Fitzharris - Joseph Fitzharris

Anthony Borgerding

2009
Chemistry

Anthony Borgerding - Anthony Borgerding

Melissa Lamb

2008
Geology

Melissa Lamb - Melissa Lamb

Mary Anne Chalkley

2007
Psychology

Mary Anne Chalkley - Mary Anne Chalkley

Lisa Waldner

2006
Sociology & Criminal Justice

Lisa Waldner - Lisa Waldner

Cherzad Shakiban

2005
Mathematics

Cherzad Shakiban - Cherzad Shakiban

Dave Brennan

2004
Marketing

Dave Brennan - Dave Brennan

Martin Johnston

2002
Physics

Martin Johnston - Martin Johnston

Jennifer Cruise

2001
Biology

Jennifer Cruise - Jennifer Cruise

J. Thomas Ippoliti

2000
Chemistry

J. Thomas Ippoliti - J. Thomas Ippoliti