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Faculty Mentor Award




Undergraduate research and creative projects exemplify UCM’s pillars of engaged learning and future-focused academics. The Undergraduate Research and Creative Project Mentor Award honors the vital role that faculty play in the development of these works. The award recognizes one faculty member’s contribution to undergraduate scholarship/creative work and is given out at the annual UCM Scholars Symposium



Faculty in any department who have directed one or more of the following: McNair project, Symposium presentation, Undergraduate Scholars Grant recipient, and/or Honors Project.



  • $1000 in award or professional development funds
  • Recognition at the annual UCM Scholars Symposium 



Faculty nominees will be evaluated on the following:

  • Mentorship of student research and/or creative projects that demonstrate strong commitment to engaged learning and future-focused academics         
  • Promotion of a culture that supports undergraduate research and/or creative projects at department, college, and/or university-levels
  • Incorporation of undergraduate research and/or creative projects into the classroom
  • Contribution to field through their own active research agenda or creative works


Selection Process

  • Students must nominate faculty by January 15th at 5pm
  • Nominated faculty will then be asked to provide a curriculum vitae and a 200-250 word statement on their work within undergraduate research/creative activities
  • The final recipient will be chosen by the University Research Council


Congratulations to Our 2020 Nominees

Professor Meredith Beggs

Dr. Isaac Bickmore

Dr. Jasmine Cloud

Professor Matthew Eck

Dr. Gregg Etter

Dr. L. Ashley Gage

Dr. Matthew Garver

Dr. Daniel Gilhooly

Dr. Anil Giri

Dr. Thomas Goldstein

Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein

Dr. Hyeyeon (Ellie) Hwang 

Professor Jenny Molberg

Dr. Jerry Neal

Dr. Selene Nikaido

Dr. Marlys Peck

Professor Margaret Shull

Dr. Bonnie Slavych

Dr. Lianwen Wang


And to our 2020 recipient, Dr. Jasmine Cloud!


Dr. Tom Goldstein
Director of Undergraduate Research
(660) 543-8128


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