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 non-profit, U.S. 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 again sponsoring this award and the institution where the school resides will receive a $5,000 gift that the winner can use for their research.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTORING AWARD 2015:
The Call for Nominations for 2015 (Round 4) of the NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award is now open. Self-nominations are perfectly acceptable. Winners will be recognized at the May 2015 Summit in Hilton Head, South Carolina. 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, (including self-nomination) simply
Nominations are due on October 19, 2014, by midnight MT. Winners will be notified by March 16, 2015.
Read our URM 2015 Call for Nominees and FAQs if you would like to see the short information you will be asked in the online nomination form. Also included are eligibility details, information requested from the nominee, and important deadlines of this award.
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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTORING AWARD 2014:
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