Undergraduate Research Mentors of the Year

This award was inaugurated in 2003 to recognize outstanding faculty as mentors of undergraduate researchers.

Faculty who mentor undergraduate researchers are characterized as counselors and guides who encourage, instruct, and advocate. A good faculty mentor provides a role model for methods of inquiry in a field of study and for the responsible conduct of research.

Good mentors often provide students with their first entry into professional circles and support the dissemination of the student’s work as through professional conference participation or publication.