Undergraduate Student Awards

The College of Science confers the following Student Awards from recommendations made by the student’s department. These student award winners are recognized at a morning ceremony on Reading Day alongside our graduating Science Ambassadors.

Outstanding Senior Award, established in 1995. The overall outstanding senior receives the honor of speaking at the College of Science Commencement Ceremony. Nominations due – March 1, 2019

The department nominee will receive the departmental Outstanding Senior Award at the Spring Awards Ceremony. The CoS awards committee will select the CoS overall outstanding senior from among the departmental outstanding seniors.

The Outstanding Senior Nomination criteria:

  • A cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or better (recommended).
  • Involvement in research/internship.
  • Contribution to community outreach/service, participation in philanthropic activities, or involvement with clubs/organizations in the campus community.

Every nomination packet should demonstrate evidence of the student’s achievements in each of these criteria. Follow this nomination form link for more information.

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award, established in 2002. The overall winner will receive a Galileo Circle Scholarship and the honor of presenting their research at our Galileo Circle Scholars event in the Spring. This award selection is only during the spring semester. Nominations due – February 22, 2019

The department nominee will receive the departmental Undergraduate Research Award at the College of Science Spring Awards Ceremony. The awards committee will select the overall Undergraduate Research Award recipient from the departmental nominees.

Excellence in Undergraduate Nomination Criteria:

  • In recognition of the fact that different disciplines have different academic and research cultures, departments are free to define their own criteria for selecting their nominees. In general, the student’s work should be a significant contribution and show originality, creativity, and a level of independence appropriate to the discipline.
  • The nomination/support letters should address the independence and/or initiative exhibited by the student, the significance of the research (contribution to knowledge base, significance of the problem, novelty of the research idea, and/or impact on the discipline). Include creativity and/or level of skill (for example, technical, analytical, interpretive, programming, communication, and/or resourcefulness) shown by the student in conducting the research.

Every nomination packet should demonstrate evidence of the student’s achievements in each of these criteria. Follow this nomination form link for more information.

For questions regarding these awards, please contact Frankie Kolb at (520) 621-7226 or fkolb@email.arizona.edu.

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