NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

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

Nominations for 2018 (Round 6) have closed!

The Call for Nominations for 2018 (Round 6) of the NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award has now closed. Winners will be recognized at the May 2018 Summit in Grapevine, Texas.  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.

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.
 

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For further information about any NCWIT Academic Alliance opportunities, please contact the AA program manager, Kimberly Kalahar,at academic@ncwit.org

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

 

People Involved: 

Robert Beck

Co-chair Liaison

Christine Alvarado

Project Team Co-leader

Anne Ngu

Project Team Co-leader