NCWIT Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research

The NCWIT Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research (MAUR) recognizes Academic Alliance representatives at non-profit, U.S. institutions (including U.S. territories) 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 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in computing – since they provide opportunities for personalized student-faculty interaction, a strong predictor of student retention.

Congratulations to the 2020 MAUR Award recipients!

  • Dr. Donghee Yvette Wohn, Assistant Professor of Informatics, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Susan Rodger, Professor of Practice in the Computer Science Department, Duke University
  • Dr. Dave Levin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Lenore Cowen, Professor in the Computer Science Department, Tufts University

Read their full commendations online.

Additional Information

The Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research (MAUR) accepts nominations for faculty from all non-profit, U.S. Academic Alliance member institutions.* Self-nomination is perfectly acceptable.

View the 2020 Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research (MAUR) Nomination Call & FAQs here, if you would like to see the short information you will be asked in the online form. Also included are eligibility details, information requested from the nominee, and important deadlines of this award. Check back here in August 2020 to submit your 2021 nomination.

*Note: a school may become a member after one of its faculty is nominated.

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