OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTORS
The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is awarded to an individual faculty researcher or faculty research team that demonstrates excellence in mentoring undergraduate students in a research setting.
Dr. Kevin Pinney and Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
The URSA Awards Selection Committee has recognized Dr. Pinney and Dr. Trawick for their continuing commitment to mentoring undergraduates over several years, the exceptional quality of the research experience in their laboratories, their ability to place students on grant funded projects, the continued positive outcomes for students, and the leadership role they have played among the Baylor STEM faculty relative to mentoring.
Dr. Nathan Elkins
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Elkins was awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor for his willingness to impact undergraduate research in both the Arts and Classics Departments. His dedication to teaching and emphasis on research brings our students' education to the next level. Dr. Elkins' passion for publication and the opportunities he provides to each of his students is greatly appreciated.
EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP
The The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals, programs, or organizations that best demonstrate leadership, imagination, and persistence in developing research opportunities for undergraduate students.
BURST Team (for Scientia) with advisors Dr. Susan Bratton and Dr. Tamarah Adair
Dr. Sara Alexander; Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Alexander was awarded Excellence in Leadership in recognition of her positive influence on others, including her encouragement of other faculty mentors, and contributions to program establishment. The URSA awards selection committee recognizes her exemplary work in imaginative course design, effective use of on and off-campus resources, number of students served, concern for freshmen, and time commitment.
This award in given in recognition of exceptional service by faculty, students, or staff in building support for undergraduate research activities. Examples include, but are not limited to , a significant role in obtaining funding to support research endeavors, providing the means to present scholarly work via conferences or publication, encouraging diversity, building curriculum, and other areas of programmatic support.
Dr. Elizabeth Davis; Provost
The URSA Steering Committee awarded Dr. Davis to thank her for her commitment to the educational and personal development of Baylor undergraduate students. Opportunities such as those provided by Scholars Week demonstrate the outstanding commitment of our administration and faculty on the behalf of our students.