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

Congratulations to our 2020 Best Undergraduate Research Paper winners!

2020 Best Paper Award Winners

The three winners for this year’s 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



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 this year’s 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



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