The University of Arizona

College of Science Excellence in Research Award


During the spring semester, the Undergraduate Committee (UGC) selects a mathematics or statistics & data science major (who will be graduating during that academic year) for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in our department. The department's selection for Excellence in Undergraduate Research is then forwarded to the College of Science for consideration for the College of Science Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award. Candidates may be asked to submit supporting materials for consideration.

In recognition of the fact that different disciplines have different academic and research cultures, departments are free to define their own criteria for selecting their nominees.  In general, the student’s work should be a significant contribution and show originality, creativity, and a level of independence appropriate to the discipline.

Application Information

Eligibility: A graduating senior who has shown outstanding achievement in independent, undergraduate research
Frequency: Annual
Application Period: early spring semester

Each year, the College of Science selects an overall award winner from the Excellence in Research award winners selected by each department.  


Past Recipients