55 Students Receive Undergraduate Research Awards For Spring 2024

LAWRENCE — This spring, 55 University of Kansas students received an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) from the Center for Undergraduate Research. UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.

Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research proposal under the guidance of a mentor. Faculty reviewers evaluate the applications based on the merit of the applicant’s proposal and a recommendation from the mentor.

Students who have listed mathematics as one of their majors are:

Alison Payne, senior, Lawrence, economics, environmental studies and mathematics, “Disparities in Environmental Enforcement: Analyzing RCRA Inspections in Minority and Low-Income Communities,” mentored by Dietrich Earnhart, economics.

Sam Kelemen, junior, Olathe, behavioral neuroscience and mathematics, “A Linear Generative Model of Functional Brain Dynamics,” mentored by Arian Ashourvan, psychology.