Viterbi Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

The Viterbi School of Engineering recognizes PhD students who have been actively engaged in mentoring undergraduate student researchers.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. Both faculty and undergraduate students may nominate a PhD candidate below.

2019 Recipient

Jonathan Wang

Jonathan with his advisor Dr. Eun Ji Chung.

Jonathan started his PhD in the Biomedical Department in fall 2016 and hit the ground running! From the beginning, he excelled in his coursework and research and looked to share his expertise with others. Mentoring undergraduate students in their research was a natural extension of Jonathan’s talents. In addition to mentoring three undergraduate students, Jonathan also mentored Masters Students and even high school students from Viterbi’s summer programs. Jonathan regularly participates in K-12 outreach activities to help foster a passion for STEM fields in the next generation of leaders. Jonathan’s mentees describe him as patient, approachable, calm, inclusive of everyone in the lab and tirelessly “working to keep everyone on the same page regardless of their role. All of Jonathan’s mentees have stated that these traits carry on to their interactions with him outside of the lab as well. Jonathan makes sure that “no one is left out of the conversation.” They each consider themselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him.

Mentors as talented and dedicated as Jonathan are extraordinary and the Viterbi School of Engineering is proud to present Jonathan with the well-earned 2019 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. Congratulations, Jonathan!

Nominations for the 2021 Viterbi Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award are due March 26, 2021.

Previous Years Awardees

Published on July 14th, 2017

Last updated on May 19th, 2023