Eligibility: All Geosciences faculty involved in mentoring undergraduate research.
Prize: $500 along with a year-long Council on Undergraduate Research membership.
Expectations of Awardees: Short presentation when prize is awarded during the GeoCUR/NAGT luncheon at national GSA.
The Geosciences division of CUR annually recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research.
Evidence of transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships include: leadership in fostering and sustaining the undergraduate research enterprise, student-mentor collaborations culminating in presentations at national or regional meetings and/or publication with student co-authors in peer-reviewed journals, and innovative approaches to involving undergraduates in research experiences incorporating research activities into the classroom and service learning.
Nomination (including self nominations) materials: A two-page detailed narrative exploring how the candidate meets the criteria of the award, up to five-page CV that is focused on interactions with students, and two to five letters of support (at least one letter from a former student). Application remains on file for three years.