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2019 Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award Winners

By skennedy on May 17, 2019 10:04 AM | Permalink
  • Pictured from left are James Marmaduke, Ei T. Myint, Lance and Elena Calvert, Aariel Armstrong, and Karsyn Wilson. Not pictured is Kassidy Whetstone.

Dean Maggie Farrell and the University Libraries honored five UNLV undergraduate students as the winners of the 2019 Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards on May 7. The awards, generously funded through an endowment established by Lance and Elena Calvert, encourage undergraduate UNLV students to master the art of research to become successful, self-sufficient, lifelong learners.

This year’s winners include:

Creative Works

Karsyn Wilson
Identi-Tea Podcast: An Original Play
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Lezlie Cross, Department of Theater

Emerging Scholar

Aariel Armstrong
Youth Culture in Great Britain: The Effect of the Rapidly Growing Universities 1963-1968
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michelle Tusan, Department of History

Advanced Research

James Marmaduke
The Influence of the Warren Court and Natural Rights on Substantive Process
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Karu Hangawatte, Department of Urban Affairs

Ei T. Myint
Predictors of Adolescents Interest in STEM Majors and Careers
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Rachael Robnett, Department of Psychology

Kassidy Whetstone
A Series of Political Russian Events to Exploit and Destroy the Volga Germans, 1914-1921
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michelle Tusan, Department of History

Applicants submit a reflective essay on their research, and a letter of support from a faculty member as part of the application process. Each of the winners will receive $1,000 and have their work is published in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository for university research.

Watch the ceremony