Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

2016 STEM Recipient: Ryan Hayes (Chemistry & Biochemistry)


Student Comment

“For most of my time as an undergraduate, I have been involved with Dr. Hayes' research. As I have worked for Dr. Hayes, I have been particularly inspired by his enthusiasm as a teacher and researcher. However, his mentorship has provided me with more than inspiration. Throughout my time in Dr. Hayes' lab, he has presented me with a number of opportunities to share my research with audiences both on and off campus. This has provided me with the confidence to discuss my work and ideas with others and has also given me an opportunity to deeply think about and synthesize the work that I have done. He has also provided me with a good amount of independence, allowing me to critically think about problems on my own while additionally offering important help and mentorship when needed. It has been a pleasure learning and working alongside Dr. Hayes.”