Steck Family Award

Loren Steck and 2016 Steck Award winner Alexandra Houser with her mentors Inna Djagaeva and William Saxton (Photo by Michael Pratt)

The Deans’, Chancellor’s, and Steck Awards wish to encourage and stimulate outstanding scholarship and creativity among undergraduate students, based on work developed in courses or programs in the normal pattern of academic activity at UCSC. The Steck Award recognizes the most outstanding senior research project chosen from 15 Chancellor Awards projects.

The undergraduate with the winning thesis/research project for the Steck Award will receive $1500. The research project will be bound and copies given to the student, the research mentor(s), the UC Santa Cruz Library, and the Steck Family whose generous contributions have made this award possible. In addition, the mentor will recieve $500 and the recipient and mentor(s) will be honored at the Chancellor's Undergraduate Award Luncheon during Student Acheivement Week.