NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

The annual NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award recognizes Academic Alliance representatives at non-profit, U.S. institutions 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.

Applications for 2015 are now closed

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. 


AT&T and NCWIT are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award.  The winners will be congratulated at the Summit 2015.  See below for a list of the winners:

  • Dr. Renee Bryce: Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas
  • Dr. Margaret Burnett: Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University
  • Dr. Colleen Lewis: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
  • Dr. Lorie Loeb: Research Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

View Previous Winners

For further information about any NCWIT Academic Alliance opportunities, please contact the AA program manager, Kimberly Kalahar,at

To join the NCWIT Academic Alliance, simply complete this Academic Alliance Membership Form to be sent further details regarding membership.

People Involved: 

Patricia Morreale

Co-chair Liaison

Christine Alvarado

Project Team Co-leader

Maureen Doyle

Project Team Co-leader