Ronald Kwon, PhD, Honored with 2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Ronald Kwon, PhD, has been awarded a 2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.  Congratulations, Dr. Kwon!

Dr. Kwon was recognized for his mentorship efforts training the next generation of scientists, engineers, and clinicians in the Musculoskeletal Systems Biology Lab. Dr. Kwon consistently provides opportunities for undergraduate student research in the MSBL and encourages undergraduate students to take independent roles in their projects and to make significant research contributions.

Dr. Kwon was selected from 368 nominees and was honored at the annual Undergraduate Research Sympsium on May 19 at Mary Gates Hall.

Dr. Kwon was nominated by Undergraduate Researcher in the MSBL lab, Emily Ramirez.

Emily wrote in her nomination: “Dr. Kwon’s constant support and patience helped me feel welcomed and respected, for the first time, in the world of STEM. Under his mentorship, I have grown immensely as an individual, a leader, and an independent researcher. Dr. Kwon constantly challenges me to utilize creativity, consider new perspectives, and ask all the questions I can. His passion for mentorship can be seen throughout our lab where he fosters collaboration, equity, diversity, and respect. He encourages me to explore new interests and always finds time in his extremely busy schedule to support my goals and connect me with exciting opportunities.”

The Undergraduate Research Program expands research opportunities for undergraduates by facilitating research experiences for students in all academic disciplines through advising, research programs, and other research-related resources. 

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event where students showcase completed or ongoing research or projects.