NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

The annual NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award recognizes U.S. Academic Alliance representatives for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, recruitment of women and minority students, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates in computing-related fields.

Students often cite the importance of an individual faculty mentor whose support influenced their educational and career path. Data show that research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) can make a difference in students’ lives and provide a pathway to graduate degrees and research careers. REUs can be particularly important for women – who earn only 18% of all bachelor’s degrees in computing – since they provide opportunities for personalized student-faculty interaction, a strong predictor of student retention.

The Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award accepts nominations for faculty from all Academic Alliance member institutions (a school may become a member after one of its faculty is nominated.)  We are pleased to announce AT&T is now sponsoring this award and the institution where the school resides will receive $5,000 that the winner can use for their research. NCWIT REU Award Committee members are not eligible to nominate or be nominated.


AT&T and NCWIT are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award via Press ReleaseThe winners were congratulated at the Summit 2014.

Left to Right: (Front Row) 2014 winners: Dr. Silvia Figueira--Santa Clara University, Dr. Robert Beck--Villanova University, Dr. Alan Jamieson--St. Mary’s College of Maryland, not pictured Dr. Marie Desjardin--University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). (Back Row): Maureen Doyle, Scott McCrickard (NCWIT co-leaders), Tommy Simpson (AT&T), and Margaret Burnett (NCWIT co-chair)

Click Here for Previous Winners.

People Involved: 

Sharon Mason

Co-chair Liaison

Maureen Doyle

Project Team Co-leader

Scott McCrickard

Project Team Co-leader