Awards

The Student Planning Committee of the Undergraduate Research Conference has named awards in honor of faculty members who have been instrumental in the conference's success.

In 2009, the committee named several awards given at the Undergraduate Research Conference after Charles H. Evans, Jr., MD, PhD.

Evans, who founded the conference in 2003, served as its faculty advisor until 2009, when he retired from his position as chair of the Department of Human Science at NHS.

The following year, the committee named a special award after Allan Angerio, PhD, associate professor of human science emeritus who retired in 2010 after 38 years on Georgetown University's faculty.  Angerio taught and mentored thousands of undergraduate students during his career.

Conference Awards: 2016

Faculty Mentorship

Jan LaRocque, PhD, assistant professor of human science

Best Oral Presentation

Seamus Caragher (C’16)

Best Poster Presentation

Bassel Zein (C’16)

Rising Researcher

Larissa Wietlisbach (NHS’18)

Excellence in Oral Presentation

Cindy Chen (JHU’16)
Alisha Dua (C’16)

Excellence in Poster Presentation

Saumya Bollam (C’16)
Jefferson Haake (NHS’16)
Nancy Mack (JMU’17)
Andreas Seas (UMD’17)
John Treado (C’16)
Breanna Walsh (C’17)

Conference Awardees: 2015

  • Excellence in Faculty Mentorship: Ronit Yarden, PhD, assistant professor of human science
  • Best Post Presentation: Yuhao (Tom) Shi (NHS’15), a human science major
  • Best Oral Presentation: Victor Wang (NHS’15), a human science major
  • First Runner-Up Poster: DongEun Heo (C’15), a biology major
  • Second Runner-Up Poster: Emma Spikol (C’17), a biology major

Conference Awardees: 2014

  • Excellence in Faculty Mentorship: Jason Tilan, PhD, assistant professor of nursing and human science
  • Best Poster Presentation: Jennifer Purks (C’14), a biology of global health major
  • Best Oral Presentation: Christopher Griffey (C’14), a neurobiology major
  • First Runner-Up Poster: Victor Wang (NHS'15), a human science major
  • Second Runner-Up Poster: Meredith Horton (NHS'14), a human science major

Conference Awardees: 2013

  • Excellence in Faculty Mentorship: Heidi G. Elmendorf, PhD, associate professor of biology
  • Best Poster Presentation: Samuel Dowling (C’13), a biology of global health major
  • Best Oral Presentation: Wardah Athar (C’13), a neurobiology major
  • First Runner-Up Poster: Leighton Daign (C'13), a biology major
  • Second Runner-Up Poster: Marie-Sophie van der Goes (C'13), a neurobiology major