The Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars (KCUS) 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 fifth cohort reflects Knight Campus’ strong support for Oregon residents and for women in STEM. Sixty percent of the 2023 cohort is female and fifty percent of students are graduates of Oregon high schools. Additionally, half of this year’s group represent people of color as well as people who identify as more than one racial or ethnic group.
“We are excited to see this program continue to grow each year,” said Karl Reasoner, Senior Program Manager of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and director of the Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars program. “This year’s cohort is our most diverse yet and represents our commitment to broadening participation in research.”