The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research/Dean Keith Simonton Prize
Each year a senior who has completed outstanding research in any academic subject while at Davis is awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. The award will be announced and a special plaque will be awarded at commencement in June.
In conjunction with this award, the student recipient will receive the Dean Keith Simonton Prize in the amount of $500. Because of his strong commitment to undergraduate involvement in research, Professor Dean Simonton endowed an annual cash prize for each year's recipient. Professor Simonton's hope is that the undergraduate who receives the prize will have done his/her research on a project that crosses formal disciplinary lines. Interdisciplinary research is that which cuts across the boundaries of two or more disciplines or which integrates the theories, methods, and issues of two or more disciplines.
Seniors will be nominated by chairs, program directors and faculty whom they consider to be in the top five percentile of undergraduate researchers. Seven copies of the completed projects, plus a one-page summary to accompany the project, should be sent to the respective associate deans' office at...
There is one winner and three honorable mentions.