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Mellon Research Scholars at Undergraduate Research Day 2020

This year's Undergraduate Research Day had a total of 280 presenters, 261 posters, and 1,100 unique visitors on the first day. Check out some of the posters of the Mellon Research Scholars! 
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Mellon Continues in a Remote Environment

The 2020 Mellon Research Scholars attended a ten-day online graduate school bootcamp and carried out their individual research projects in summer 2020 despite the challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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2019 Mellon Research Scholars Defend Senior Honors Theses

Congratulations to all 2019 Mellon Research Scholars who continued on to write and defend a senior honors thesis! And a special shoutout to Outstanding Honors Thesis Award recipients Jacob Foreman, Wafa-e-fatima Kazmi, and Manuel Martinez Alvarenga.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Reading & Visiting Arte P├║blico Press

Here at the University of Houston, we are fortunate to have access to a wealth of expertise, innovation, and exciting guest speakers.  In Fall 2019, the Mellon Research Scholars workshopped graduate applications, attended the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates, and learned about #usLdh at Arte Público Press and their work Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage.  




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Summer Write on Site

Collaboration continues as the Mellon Scholars meet up over the summer to discuss their progress and keep moving their projects forward using the Write-on-Site method.
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Collaboration with UTSA

In April 2019 the UH Mellon Research Scholars met with Mellon recipients from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The event began with a mixer in the Honors College Commons. This was an occasion for the students from both campuses to meet, and for the program coordinators at both universities to share and collaborate on their respective programs. After the mixer, the students attended panel discussions at the 2019 Latino Art Now! Houston conference, held at the University of Houston.
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Visiting The Menil Collection

Each summer the Mellon Scholars and program coordinators enjoy a visit to the Menil Museum.

2018 Undergraduate Research Day

Mellon Research Scholars presented their research at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Day on Thursday, October 18, 2018.