OURS Discovery Award

2005 Discovery Award winner Randy Tedor is congratulated by Ernie Hall at the 2005 Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium.

Ernie Hall (UAA College of Fellows)
congratulates Discovery Award recipient Randy Tedor.

Discovery Awards recognize one UAA undergraduate student each year who exemplifies overall academic excellence that must include exceptional achievement in research or creative activities with a $2,000 cash prize.

Deadline: Students are nominated for this award on a year-round basis. Nominations received by February 28 will be considered for this year's award. Applications received after the committee meeting will be considered for the following academic year. 

Online Nomination Process

Students cannot apply for this award. Completed nominations should be emailed to uaa_research@uaa.alaska.edu. Requirements for nominees:

  • A student must be nominated by their academic departments or a subcommittee thereof.
  • Only one student may be nominated per degree-granting program.

Eligibility: Nominee must be admitted to UAA as an undergraduate degree-seeking student and having junior or senior standing.

Required information: Nominations must include:

  • Student’s name
  • Student’s ID number
  • Student’s email address and phone number
  • Nominator’s email address and phone number
  • Nominator’s working relationship with the student
  • Evidence of the student’s exemplary research or creative activity:
    • A description of the student’s specific level of participation in research project(s) or creative activities
    • Were the results of project(s) presented or performed?
    • Were the results of the project(s) published?
    • Have any UAA or external awards recognized the student’s research or creative activities?
    • Has student’s research or creative activities received funding?

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Previous Discovery Award Winners

2011-2012 Andrew Cochrane (BS Engineering)

2010-2011 Tessa Kara (BS Mechanical Engineering)

2009-2010 Amy Voss (BA Languages), Stephen Wolfe (BS Natural Sciences), Amy Ellerbe (BA Psychology)    

2008-2009 Kelcie Ralph (BS Economics)

2007-2008 Mindy Graham (BS Chemistry)       

2006-2007 Cody Augdahl (BS Biological Sciences), Summer Engler (BS Biological Sciences)

2005-2006 G. Matthew Snodgrass (BA Justice)

2004-2005 Randy Tedor (BS Interdisciplinary Studies)

2003-2004 Laura Gardner (BS Psychology)

2002-2003 Meghan Aube  (BM Music Performance)