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Olesnicky named 2021 Outstanding Research Mentor

December 2, 2021

Genia Olesnicky — a developmental biologist, part-time rock star and full-time mentor to dozens of undergraduate and graduate students at UCCS — has been named the winner of the third annual UCCS Outstanding Research Mentorship award. (More)

Student Research Showcase: Hadeel Khammash

November 17, 2021

How do organisms survive in environments that should kill them? That’s the question at the heart of an Undergraduate Research Academy project conducted by Hadeel Khammash, a senior biomedical sciences major at UCCS, and Amy Klocko, Assistant Professor of Biology. (More)

Student Research Showcase: Naila Tagoilelagi

September 8, 2021

One day, Naila Tagoilelagi hopes to join the medical field. But along the way, she wants to help other women pursue meaningful careers in STEM, too — and break down the obstacles that women face in STEM careers every day. (More)

Student Research Showcase: Madison Fox

September 1, 2021

Madison Fox may be trying to break one of the strongest chemical bonds in existence, but she’s not fazed by the challenge. Instead, she’s excited to be part of an Undergraduate Research Academy project that could help millions of people around the world. (More)

Student Research Showcase: Alexis Rayburn

August 25, 2021

Alexis Rayburn has been bitten by the research bug — and now, as part of an Undergraduate Research Academy project focused on insect studies, she’s working to discover how alpine moths have changed over the last 40 years. (More)

Khammash named Student Leader of the Year

March 5, 2021

For her extraordinary leadership, character and embodiment of civic service, Sara Khammash, a senior biology major at UCCS, has been named Colorado Leadership Alliance’s (CLA) 2021 Student Leader of the Year. (More)

2020: The Year in Review

January 5, 2021

There is no simple way to sum up 2020 – but the top stories and most memorable photos from the last year paint a picture of resilience, perseverance and hope at UCCS. (More)

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