Carol and James McGaugh Award

Purpose and Criteria: In memory of Carol McGaugh and to honor Dr. James McGaugh, the Carol and James McGaugh Award was established in 2018 by daughter Janice McGaugh Morrow and son-in-law William Morrow. The award recognizes a hard-working student completing his/her 3rd year in the School of Biological Sciences with a strong moral character, integrity, and demonstrated potential for making a difference in neuroscience. Preference will be given to a first-generation student. The recipient will be additionally recognized at the School of Biological Sciences' Undergraduate Honors Convocation Ceremony.

Eligibility: Must be a UCI undergraduate in Biological Sciences and completing his or her third year of studies.

Awards available: 1 or more $1,000 awards

Requirements: CV/resume (max 2 pages), unofficial transcript, personal statement addressing academic and research experience, commitment to the field of neuroscience, as well as evidence of strong moral resolve and ability to overcome obstacles (500 words).

Past Receipients

2020

Jennifer Truong

(Advisor: Dr. Susanne Jaeggi)
"Can we improve our vision by training our visual working memory?"

2019

Mona Fariborzi 

Her research focuses on how stress induces persistent loss of communication between cortical regions.

2018


Keshav Suresh

His research was focused on astrocytes as a potential player in stress-induced brain plasticity.