Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars honor their achievements at year-end celebration

Three women and one man stand together for a photo

The Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars program is a comprehensive research experience designed to develop the next generation of leading researchers. The program immerses a cohort of students in a full year of research in a Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact affiliated lab, including labs that are members of our Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at the University of Oregon.

This year’s cohort is the largest to date with 16 members and reflects our strong support for Oregon residents and for women in STEM. Sixty-nine percent of the cohort is female and an equal number are graduates of Oregon high schools. These students came together for a year-end celebration on Dec. 6 in which they shared their achievements during the year and their future plans. The event was attended by several donors, as this program is supported entirely through philanthropic giving and campus partnerships.

“This event provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the undergraduates, and gratitude to their mentors for their guidance during the year of research,” said Karl Reasoner, Sr. Program Manager of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and director of the Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars program.

Members of this year’s cohort will present their research at the UO Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 25. The next group of Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars will begin their program year at the start of winter term.