Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) requests nominations of outstanding UNCG faculty mentors for the Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards. We seek to recognize non-tenure track, pre-tenured (early career), and tenured (career) faculty for their efforts to engage undergraduates in experiential learning through research. The Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardees will be acknowledged during the UNCG Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring semester. These honors will include a plaque and $1,000 to support activities related to research and/or creative inquiry as it involves undergraduates during the following academic year.

2024 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Winner

Dr. Sat Gupta


UNCG faculty members with experience mentoring UNCG undergraduate students in projects that contribute to their disciplinary scholarship are eligible for this award. Nominees should hold a terminal degree in their discipline. The faculty member must have mentored at least five UNCG undergraduate students in research and/or creative inquiry. Prior recipients can be reconsidered after a three-year interlude.

Examples of the types of activities that will be considered in the selection process include:
Evidence of consistent research and scholarly activity involving UNCG undergraduate students in research or creative inquiry;
Mentoring UNCG undergraduates whose work has led to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations;
Innovative approaches to mentoring undergraduates, including the involvement of graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in undergraduate student mentorship
Extramural support for undergraduate research activities through grants, contracts, and/or fundraising.

2024 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Winner

Dr. Michaeline Jensen

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