Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award 2019
2019 Best Paper Award Winners and their Mentors with CUR Director Dr. Anne Donnelly, UF President Dr. Kent W. Fuchs and JUR Editor Michelle Leonard

It is time to consider entering the 2022 UF Best Undergraduate Research Paper Contest. Submissions are due February 28th, the submission link will open February 1st. This contest is open to all UF Undergraduate Researchers.

There will be three awards, one each in:

  1. Arts & Humanities
  2. Social Sciences, Education, Business
  3. STEM & Medicine

This year the submission guidelines are new so read carefully. You will submit to Qualtrics (link below). You will have to do several things

– Follow the template EXACTLY – no submissions will be reviewed if they do not comply with all of the template requirements, no exceptions.

  JUR Template

– You are required to have your research mentor sign the attached form and upload it with your submission. no submissions will be reviewed if they do not include the faculty form, no exceptions.

  Mentor Form – Word

Any questions regarding the submission should go to jur@aa.ufl.edu.

Good luck!

Submit to Best Paper!

Congratulations to our Undergraduate Research Best Paper winners!

2021 Best Paper Award Winners

The three winners for best paper award are below. Congratulations to all the winners!

Arts & Humanities:

Author: Aimee Briel Clesi

Title: The New Southern Gothic: Habeas Corpus, AEDPA, and the Nightmare of Proving Actual Innocence

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Noll – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Social, Behavioral & Education Sciences:

Author: Jeffrey Hayden

Title: Leverage — How U.S. Aid Outpaced Cold War Ambitions in Afghanistan

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Jacobs – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

STEM/Medicine:

Authors: Grace Hansen

Title: The Impact of Repeated Lidocaine Injections, Exercise, and Mindfulness on Fibromyalgia Symptoms in a Clinical population: A Pilot Study

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roland Staud – College of Medicine

2020 Best Paper Award Winners

The three winners for best paper award are below. Congratulations to all the winners!

Arts & Humanities:

Author: Jordan Moumne

Title: Paul Rudolph’s and Carlo Scarpa’s Interaction with the Environment

Faculty Mentor: Jeff Carney, School of Architecture

Social, Behavioral & Education Sciences:

Author: Emily McHugh

Title: Word Learning in Two Modalities

Faculty Mentor: Lori Altmann, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

STEM/Medicine:

Authors: Kaden Loring (1st author), Paul Fulda, Luis Ortega, Guido Mueller, James Monroe, Xavier Huerta, and Jeremy McAllister

Title: Hydroxide catalysis bonding of a negative thermal expansion alloy for astronomical telescopes.

Faculty Mentor: Paul Fulda, Department of Physics

2019 Best Paper Award Winners

Three winners for  best paper award were announced April 1, 2019 at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Congratulations to all the winners!

Arts & Humanities:

Student author: Leah Brand

Article title: A look into Jewish aesthetics and abstraction

Faculty mentor: Rachel Silveri, Ph.D, School of Art & Art History

Social, Behavioral & Education Sciences:

Student author: Reanne Christina Mathai

Article title: Factors associated with opioid use disorder diagnosis and treatment progress

Faculty mentor: Lisa Merlo, Ph.D, MPE, Department of Psychiatry

STEM/MED:   

Student author: Lindsay Renee Richards

Article title: Prevalence of intestinal parasites and related risk factors in rural localities from Pampa del Indio, Chaco, Argentina

Faculty mentor: Song Liang, Department of Environmental & Global Health