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Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award

DURA Winner, David Wright

Congratulations to April Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher, David Wright!

David conducts research in the Physics department with Dr. Harrington. David has gone on to work on a handful of projects in a variety of fields, including Physics Education, Materials Science, and Astronomy. As an undergraduate, David has developed a set of online learning modules used for both Physics 1 and Physics 2 and presented the results of his work at the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference last year. Although David started off his journey a bit unsure of his path, he worked with multiple professors, took extra classes, and spent countless hours self-studying to try and find an area that he was truly passionate about. Today, he is doing research within Astrophysics and plans to continue doing so even after graduation. Congratulations, David!

Upcoming Events and Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Research Invites UCF students, staff, and faculty to the Spring 2021 Research Intensive (RI) Poster Showcase. Join us in conversation with undergraduate students from across campus, in fields such as Political Science to Biomedical Sciences, as…

Program Highlight

Apply for the Student Scholar Symposium

Deadline: February 8

The 2021 Student Scholar Symposium will combine two signature events, the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence and the Graduate Research Forum in a virtual format. 

The Symposium is an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research and creative scholarship to the UCF community through six separate poster sessions held across three days during Student Research Week. This year the Symposium will be held virtually through Webcourses and Zoom. 

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