NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award
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.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTORING AWARD 2014:
We are pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for 2014 of the NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. Winners will be recognized at the May 2014 Summit. Members of the Academic Alliance (AA) are asked to nominate faculty members who conduct research with undergraduate students which embody the objectives of NCWIT: individual or team research experiences, including undergraduate women, leading to student accomplishment and professional success. To nominate someone, simply submit your online nominations HERE. Nominations are due on Sunday, October 27, 2013, by midnight MT.
For more information about the NCWIT Academic Alliance or the Award program, contact the Academic Alliance Program Manager, Kim Kalahar. You can also download a copy of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you would like to see an example of the kinds of questions that we ask you to answer when nominating a colleague for this award, please download a copy of our Nomination Slip. If you would like to see an example of the kinds of follow up questions that we ask you to answer if you have been nominated for this award, please download a copy of our Information Form. Finally, if you would like to see an example of the instructions send to the letter of support writers, please download a copy of our Letter of Support Request. Note: Please do not fill out these documents as a way to nominate someone or submit your information form. Only submissions via the online form will be accepted. For the nomination slip, there will be a link on this website during a call for nominations. For the information forms, all nominees will be e-mailed their own personalized link.
The recipients of the 2013 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award:
AT&T and NCWIT were pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award via Press Release
- Dr. Anne Ngu: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Texas State University
- Dr. Margaret Martonosi: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
- Dr. Fay Cobb Payton: Associate Professor, Information Systems, North Carolina State University
- Dr. Cheryl Swanier: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Fort Valley State University
The recipients of the 2012 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award:
- Dr. Scott McCrickard: Associate Professor Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
- Dr. Juan Gilbert: IDEaS Professor and Chair, Human-Centered Computing Division, School of Computing, Clemson University
- Dr. Diana Franklin: Tenure-Equivalent Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara
- Dr. Mingrui Zhang: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Winona State University
Scroll down for news items related to the award, or read about the award in the October 2012 issue of CACM (under "Milestones/CS Awards")