Congratulations to the 2019 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awardees!

  • Victor Bascara, Asian American Studies
  • Thomas Graeber, Medical and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Shaily Mahendra, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Julian A. Martinez-Agosto, Human Genetics
  • Muriel McClendon, History
  • Carola Suárez-Orozco, Education
  • Matteo Pellegrini, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • Steven Peterson, Communication
  • Monica L. Smith, Anthropology
  • Stephanie A. White, Integrative Biology and Physiology
  • Benjamin Woo, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Xiangdong William Yang, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences


Has your faculty mentor played a meaningful role in your undergraduate experience? If so, please consider nominating your mentor for the Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Award.

This award honors the considerable dedication of faculty in serving as research mentors to undergraduate students. Students may nominate any faculty mentor who has supported their professional development. Award recipients will be announced and honored with an award during the Undergraduate Research Week awards reception for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Deadline to nominate: April 24, 2020 at 5:00pm

Nomination Criteria:

We seek nominations of faculty who:

  • Develop mentees’ research and professional skills
  • Respect and support scholars’ goals
  • Offer valuable career planning and job search assistance

Nomination Instructions

To nominate a faculty mentor, please click here to complete the survey by April 24th at 5pm.

In the survey you will be asked to choose one of the following prompts:

  1. Describe in detail why you feel your mentor went over and above to support and develop your research and professional skills.
  2. Describe in detail a time when you felt your mentor offered valuable career planning or job search assistance.
  3. Describe in detail how your faculty mentor influenced and supported your scholarly goals.

Select a prompt you feel will best illuminate the reasons for which you are nominating your faculty mentor for this award. Your response should be 250 words or less and you are encouraged to cite specific examples in your response. Note: please write your response to one prompt of your choosing on a separate word document and afterwards paste the response into the survey text box to avoid any technical issues.


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Phone: 310.825.2935
E-mail: urhass@college.ucla.edu