Faculty Honored for Mentoring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at UB

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo has announced the first recipients of a new award that recognizes faculty whose commitment to mentoring gives UB’s undergraduates opportunities to conduct research and scholarship that are not routinely available at many institutions.

The new UB Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity grew from awareness within the university that the best faculty mentors demonstrate a substantial and consistent commitment to providing students with transformative educational experiences.

“The opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research under the tutelage of our outstanding faculty is a distinctive feature of the student experience at UB,” says Lucinda Finley, vice provost for faculty affairs at UB. “Mentoring undergraduates in research, introducing them to the joys of discovery and deeper understanding that one gains through original research and creative artistic projects, is a vitally important aspect of teaching at a research university such as UB.”

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