Council on Undergraduate Research Partners with Goldwater Scholars Program
CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award to Honor Outstanding Faculty Mentors
Source Newsroom: Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Newswise — Washington, DC- The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and the Goldwater Scholars Program announce the CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award. This annual award will honor one exceptional faculty mentor, who has exhibited outstanding mentorship of undergraduate students in the field of science, mathematics, or engineering.
The award is the result of the his vision and leadership of Frank Gilmore, President of Goldwater Scholars and Elizabeth Ambos, Executive Officer of the Council on Undergraduate Research. “CUR is very proud to partner with the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, sponsors of one of the most prestigious fellowship programs in the nation, to celebrate excellence in faculty research mentorship. I want to particularly thank Frank Gilmore, President of Goldwater Scholars, for his vision and leadership in partnering to create this special award.” Undergraduate research opportunities attract and retain students in the STEM fields that are crucial to the country’s economic success and global competitiveness and one of the main factors that contributes to the success of Goldwater Scholars is the relationship these students have with their faculty mentors. This award with celebrate those who are eminent researchers, teachers, and role models and play an important role in the future.
Frank Gilmore was also excited to announce this partnership stating, “ On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation (BGSF) I am delighted that Dr. Ambos and the Board of Directors of the Council on Undergraduate Research have chosen to join with us to recognize the critical nature of undergraduate research in learning mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering which are learned by doing mathematics , science and engineering. It is wonderful that today we can announce the manifestation of Beth’s suggestion. This award recognizes the absolutely critical role that undergraduate research mentors play in the missions of BGSF and CUR.”
The awardee will be announced in March 2013 and honored at an awards ceremony in June 2014, at the CUR Biennial Conference in Washington, DC.
Council on Undergraduate Research: The Council on Undergraduate Research (www.cur.org) supports faculty development for high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. Over 680 institutions and nearly 10,000 individuals belong to CUR. CUR believes that the best way to capture student interest and create enthusiasm for a discipline is through research in close collaboration with faculty members.