The Geoscience Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research has established an annual award to highlight the importance of mentoring undergraduate research activities.
Eligibility: All Geoscience faculty involved in mentoring undergraduate research.
Prize: $500 along with a year-long CUR membership.
Expectations of Awardee: Short presentation when prize is awarded during the NAGT luncheon at the national GSA conference each fall.
The Geosciences Division of CUR annually recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research.
Evidence of transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships include: leadership in fostering and sustaining the undergraduate research enterprise, student-mentor collaborations culminating in presentations at national or regional meetings and/or publication with student co-authors in peer-reviewed journals, and innovative approaches to involving undergraduates in research experiences incorporating research activities into the classroom and service learning.
Nomination (including self nominations) materials: A two-page detailed narrative exploring how the candidate meets the criteria of the award, up to five-page CV that is focused on interactions with students, and two to five letters of support (at least one letter from a former student). The application remains on file for three years.
The application window opens March 1st and is open for three months. Send materials electronically to Laura Guertin (firstname.lastname@example.org
) no later than June 1st of each year.
Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Committee:
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine (email@example.com
, award contact)
Daniel Brabander, Wellesley College
Erin Kraal, Kutztown University
Diane Smith, Trinity University