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Meet the 2024 URC Faculty Research Pivot Finalists

Meet the 2024 URC Faculty Research Pivot Finalists

Building upon the rich legacy of the University Research Council (URC), UC’s oldest and most prestigious internal funding program, the URC Faculty Research Pivot Awards are targeted to mid-career and beyond faculty who are proposing transformative new ideas and directions for their research, scholarship, and creative activities. This program is for individual faculty and may be discipline-focused or interdisciplinary in nature. 

Read more below to learn more about this year's finalists!


Anima Adjepong


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Ghana's Black Queens: The Women Who Made Football in Postcolonial Ghana


Victoria Carr



Exploring Life-Wide E-STEM Learning for Climate Resilience in Head Start Communities


Mingming Lu


Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Plastics Pivot: Improving the circularity and eco-friendliness of plastics