The CAST Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Award recognizes excellence in research conducted by CAST undergraduate students. The award identifies one student or a group of students who participated in a project of significance.Apply or Nominate for the CAST Outstanding Undergraduate Student Researcher Award
Outstanding Undergraduate Student Researcher Award
Up to $100 and a recognition plaque
First Monday in March at 4 p.m.
Current or former CAST students are eligible.
Include the following information and materials.
Your description must include:
- Statement of the problem
- Statistical analysis
- Impact of the results
- Dissemination of results
Letter of support from a faculty member
Include one letter from a faculty member that addresses the following issues:
- The quality and validity of the research
- The importance of the research to the discipline
- The student's/students' level of participation in the project
- Any pending or completed publications/presentations which have resulted from the project
The CAST Research Council (CRC) reviews each entry. Research is evaluated using the following criteria:
- Quality of the research work
- Clarity and explicitness of research documentation
- Significance of the research to the field of study
Decisions are made in late March. The CRC may elect not to select an award recipient for a given year.
The use of department guidelines in determining the entry from each respective department is encouraged. While a given department may submit more than one entry, selectivity on part of departments is urged.
View past Outstanding Undergraduate Student Researcher Award Winners