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:
Nominations for the NCWIT 2014 Undergraduate Research Mentoring award have now closed. Be sure to check back on this page to see who won the award by March 7, 2014. We look forward to hearing from the winners at the Summit 2014.
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. Margaret Martonosi: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
- Dr. Anne Ngu: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Texas State 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. Diana Franklin: Tenure-Equivalent Teaching Faculty, Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara
- Dr. Juan Gilbert: IDEaS Professor and Chair, Human-Centered Computing Division, School of Computing, Clemson University
- Dr. Scott McCrickard: Associate Professor Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
- 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")