Jun 11, 2024

McPherson student among KU UGRA winners

Posted Jun 11, 2024 9:10 AM

KU News Service

LAWRENCE — This summer, ten University of Kansas students received an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship for their work on mentored research and creative projects. 

Levi Cromwell, a senior from McPherson received an award for, “Quixote in the Classroom: KU’s Integrated Humanities Program,” mentored by Jonathan Hagel, assistant teaching professor of history.

Students apply for UGRAs by writing a five-page research proposal under the guidance of a mentor. Faculty reviewers evaluate the applications based on the merit of the applicant's proposal and a recommendation from the mentor.

“Undergraduate students and their faculty mentors are doing cutting-edge research on campus,” said Erin Wolfram, associate director of the Center for Undergraduate Research. “It is exciting to learn about the unique projects in varied disciplines and see how those projects progress throughout the semester.”

Fall UGRA winners will be announced in August. The competition for spring 2025 UGRAs will open in fall 2024. Online guidance and individual advising appointments are available to help students prepare strong applications. More information can be found at the UGRA website.

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