Faculty mentoring is a very important part of undergraduate research. We value the
time, effort, and energy put into guiding students through the discovery process.
Student are encouraged to recognize and show their appreciation by nominating a mentor
for one of the following awards.
CURS Mentor of Excellence Award
Student nominated award to recognize and show appreciation to one faculty member annually
who has shown excellence in mentoring one or more undergraduate students in research
or scholarship. Nominations are accepted Mar 1 - March 30. The CURS Advisory Committee
selects among all nominations. Eligible mentors are AU faculty who have mentored undergraduates in research for at
least one year. The award, including plaque and $500 in funding for student research, is presented during
Undergraduate Research Week each spring.
Student or peer nominated awards to recognize and show appreciation to a faculty member
who has mentored one or more undergraduate students in research or scholarship. Nominations
are accepted all year and awards may be presented at any point throughout the academic
year. Awards are presented by nominator and CURS usually during a class period.