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TRUE Research Awards

Each year, TrUE recognizes outstanding undergraduate researchers and exceptional faculty mentors for their exemplary performance and dedication to undergraduate research at the conclusion of the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference. 

TrUE recognized 2019 OUR and OFM recipients during the Discoveries to Impact Week Awards Ceremony held Friday, April 25, 2019.

Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher (OUR) Award

TTU faculty are invited to nominate an undergraduate researcher who deserves recognition for their exemplary performance and dedication to their work. 

Sarah Miller receives a certificate for Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher

2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher - Sarah Miller, Senior, Biology major

Outstanding Faculty Mentor (OFM) For An Undergraduate Researcher

TTU undergraduate researchers are invited to nominate a faculty member who deserves recognition for their support as a research mentor. 

Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa poses with students she has mentored

2019 Outstanding Faculty Mentor - Dr. Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Sciences


2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Nominees:

Fabiola Arzate, Kimberly Brown, Stephani Clevenger , Karsen Davis, Sagufta Garasia, Shuichi Kunori, Micah LaPointe, Micah Lapointe, Renee LeFebvre, Michael Loftis, Amber Loya , Alex Luecke, Sarah Miller, Sarah Miller, Trystin Morales, Breanna Roberts, Samantha Rood, Eric Wauer, Nickolas Weyandt, Xueting Xia

2019 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Nominees:

Alireza Banazadeh, Martin Binks, Robert Bradley, Amanda Brown, Samuel Cano, Alessandra Corsi , Haiwen Ge, Harvinder Gill, Elisabeth Grisham, Breanna Harris, Rui He, Lewis Held, Kristin Hutchins, Brendan Kelly, Samina Khan, Shuichi Kunori, Wei Li, Kevin Long, Jeremy Marston, Yehia Mechref, Naima Moustaid-Moussa , Sylvia Niehuis, Ty Palmer, Paola Prada, Danny Reible, Allie Smith, Amelia Talley, Min Wang, Dana Weisser, Changdong Yeo


Nominations for 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher and Outstanding Faculty Mentor awards are now closed. Thank you for your nominations!

Undergraduate Researcher
Nominee Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at TTU
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Presently conducting or have recently completed (in the past year) scholarly undergraduate research at TTU or TTU/HSC

Faculty Mentor Nominee Requirements:

  • Current faculty member at TTU / TTUHSC
  • Presently serving or have recently served (in the past year) as a faculty mentor for an undergraduate researcher
  • Nominated by a current or previous (graduated within the past year) undergraduate researcher at TTU. 

*Nominees may be required to submit a resume/CV upon request along with a short bio and photo for the banquet program.