Undergraduates In The News
This year, UVA awarded 21 Double Hoo Awards to new pairings of undergraduates and graduate student mentors, with the teams receiving up to $6,000. One team from last year’s recipients was awarded a renewal to continue their research, receiving $3,000 in support.
Learn more about some of the great research being done by 2020 recipients of the Harrison Award! Ravi Suresh explores whether digital mental health applications help women survive cancer, Joanna Moy investigates underlying causes of glaucoma, and Julia Dressel searches for potential paths to cleaner energy.
From exploring the metabolism of the fruit fly to plotting the career arc of an Australian artist, UVA students are using Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards to expand their base of knowledge.
Brett Goerl is using his Harrison Undergraduate Research Award to explore alternative therapies for epilepsy. Brett Goerl is using his Harrison Undergraduate Research Award to explore alternative therapies for epilepsy.
Rita Anane-Wae arrived at UVA wary of pursuing biomedical engineering. But then she met a mentor, landed a research grant – and fell in love with her work.
Astrid is a Harrison Award Recipient who has been investigating the challenges faced by Latinx families in elementary schools and hopes to ultimately work in education policy. Learn more about her current work and findings here!
Third-year drama major Payton Moledor spent the fall studying classical acting at the UK’s oldest drama school, backed by a University Award for Projects in the Arts. Here are some of the lessons she learned.
Kenan Scholars will examine the impact of the University of Virginia’s history on black Lawn residents’ experience and the evolution of the pavilion gardens from workplaces to showplaces.Kenan Scholars will examine the impact of the University of Virginia’s history on black Lawn residents’ experience and the evolution of the pavilion gardens from workplaces to showplaces.
The latest round of Awards for Projects in the Arts will fund journalism, dance and acting as three undergraduates express their creative sides.
Graduating biomedical engineering student Christina Kim “has had a huge positive impact on our ASL program and on the University during her time here,” a faculty mentor said. In 2017, she and her graduate mentor, Mark Rudolf, an M.D. and Ph.D. candidate, earned a Double Hoo Research Award in support of the work.
The annual Double Hoo research grants offer graduate students an early opportunity to mentor undergraduates, and give undergraduates an experienced partner to aid in the pursuit of their research goals.
Working as a Double Hoo research team, Gordon Brezicki and Jonathan Zheng seek a less expensive, more sustainable way to create methanol.
Concerned about our native mason bees, two student researchers are tracking the spread of two introduced Japanese species that now dominate mason bee fauna and may be competing with the natives.
From delving deep into ancient history, current economics and medical research, UVA students are using undergraduate research grants to expand the base of knowledge.
Journalism’s imperfect picture of a conflict can shape how readers view the different sides, as a UVA undergraduate student is discovering in his study of the conflict between Russia and Chechnya.