Thursday, October 30, ACU undergraduate researchers and their mentors got together to celebrate research done by ACU students in the past year. Dr. Richard Beck and student Marc Gutierrez talked about the importance they saw in undergraduate research.
Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Finalists and Winners were announced in two categories: STEM and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The finalists in STEM were Hannah Hamilton (Engineering and Physics), Kristen Clemons (Biology) and Soo Hun Yoon (Chemistry and Biochemistry). Soo Hun Yoon was named 2015 STEM Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.
The finalists in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences were Caleb Orr (Communication and Sociology and Political Science), Bre Heinrich (Social Work), and Marc Gutierrez (Music). Caleb Orr was named the 2015 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.
The mentors for these students in order as listed above were Dr. Rusty Towell, Dr. Jennifer Huddleston, Dr. Greg Powell, Dr. Suzie Macaluso, Dr. Stephen Baldridge and Dr. Rick Piersall.