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Lynda Gonzales
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Every Spring, the college celebrates its student-scientists at the Undergraduate Research Forum. More than 350 students give posters and oral presentations describing their research.

The best and most innovative posters and oral presentations are recognized with awards judged and sponsored by the university, faculty, alumni and industry.

2020 Undergraduate Research Forum Awards are below!

Undergraduate Research Forum Awards

Winners

FSTI Award for Excellence in Biochemistry ($500) Beena Lad
FSTI Award for Excellence in Biochemistry ($500) Taylor Oliphant
CNS Award for Excellence in Biochemistry ($500) Zehra Tombul
Thermo Fisher Scientific Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences ($500) Elena Adams, Serena Phillips and AJ Varner
Thermo Fisher Scientific Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences ($500) Chen Lin, Heyji Ro, and Tae Young Uhm
CNS Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences ($500) Tien Nguyen and Abby Rex
CNS Award for Excellence in Cancer Research ($500) Catherine Li
CNS Award for Excellence in Cancer Research ($500) Shakeel Jessa
Jon Dahm Award for Excellence in Chemistry ($500) Aidan Comiskey
CNS for Excellence in Computer Science ($500) Parth Chonkar and Blake Holman
CNS Award for Excellence in Human Ecology ($500) Anna Davis
CNS Award for Excellence in Human Ecology ($500) Leighton Harper
Jon Dahm Award for Excellence in Math, Physics and Astronomy ($500) Elizabeth Gutierrez 
CNS Award for Excellence in Math, Physics and Astronomy ($500) Jesus Botello-Esquivel
CNS Award for Excellence in Molecular Biology ($500) Niam Kuttanna, Haroon Dossani
CNS Award for Excellence in Molecular Biology ($500) Jessica Poncedeleon, Mina Kim
CNS Award for Excellence in Neuroscience ($500) Alisha Ahmed
FSTI Award for Excellence in Research Oral Presentation ($500) Zoe de Beurs
Forum Audience Choice Award ($200) Simren Lakhotia
Best Freshmen Research Initiative Poster Award Aptamer Stream
   

Inventors Showcase Awards

Winners

CNS Award for Excellence in Innovation and Design ($500) Rosaline Chen, Arianne Elder, Paige Lopez, Joyce Xiong, Becky Xu
Inventors Showcase Audience Choice Award ($200) Nitin Volety, Kush Patel, Nehaa Dambala, Nicole Garza
Inventors Choice Award ($400) Mownavi Ravipati, Shubhi Nanda, Jordan Toler, AJ Varner
Inventors Choice Award ($400) Robert Steve, Joel Uong, Jessica Hernandez, Joseph Manahan