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Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

The purpose of the Board on Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is to recognize a faculty member in the Human Sciences for exceptional performance as a research mentor for undergraduate students. This award was developed to advance the purposes of the Undergraduate Research Community in the Human Sciences (www.kon.org/urc/undergrad_research.html). The Undergraduate Research Community focuses on the scholarship of learning and teaching in preparing students for graduate education, the workplace and responsible citizenship. It enhances the experimental content of undergraduate education in the Human Sciences.  The BoHS Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is intended to advance undergraduate student development and a national undergraduate research agenda for the Human Sciences. Award recipients will be recognized for their contribution in developing the next generation of scholars.  

Eligibility and Nominations

Eligibility for the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award shall be limited to Human Sciences faculty members who have been employed in a BoHS member institution for at least three (3) years.  College or universities' with active BoHS membership are eligible to nominate one person for this outreach award.  Former recipients of the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award are ineligible for this award. The award will be presented at a special breakfast hosted by the Board on Human Sciences at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ annual meeting. The award winner must be available to attend the meeting and speak to the organization.  BOHS will provide travel expenses and appropriate recognition.

Procedure

Each college and university shall implement its own procedure for identifying qualified applicants.  Following a review of potential candidates, each BoHS member institution will nominate only ONE candidate for the BoHS Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.  The Nomination Dossier for this award shall be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes:

  1. a nomination letter (2 pages or less) detailing the candidate’s work that advances the research competencies of undergraduate Human Sciences students;
  2. the nominee’s curriculum vita; and,
  3. up to three examples of undergraduate student work completed under the direction of the nominee.

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Recipients 

2017
Lauren Papp
University of
Wisconsin-Madison
Professor
Department of Human 
Development and Family
Studies, School of Human
Ecology
2016
Kami Gallus
​Oklahoma State University
Associate Professor
Department of Human
Development and Family
Sciences, College of
Human Sciences
2015
Brenda Smith
​Oklahoma State University
John and Sue Taylor
Professor

Nutritional Sciences,
College of Human Sciences
2014
Matthew Rowling
​Iowa State University
Assistant Professor
Food Science and Human
Nutrition, College of Human
Sciences
2013
Paulette Hebert
​Oklahoma State University
Professor
Department of Design,
Housing and Merchandising, 
College of Human Sciences
2012
Kevin Schalinske
Iowa State University
Professor
Department of Food Science
and Human Nutrition
2011
Matthew Hickey
Colorado State University
Professor
Department of Health and
Exercise Science
2010
Briana Nelson Goff
Kansas State University
Professor
College of Human Ecology

Meetings & Events Events

 

Mar
3
All Day
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
Mar
4
All Day
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

Featured Project & Initiative

 

Three university of idaho students doing field research in a meadow
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU's Board on Natural Resources and Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate authored the Science, Education, and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources to provide guidance for policy makers in strategic planning and investment.

Featured Project & Initiative

 

Student testing chemicals in a lab
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU and the AAVMC created a Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture to help advise the federal government on a research agenda and publicly disseminate information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.