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Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Forum

Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activites

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Faculty Mentor and Special Recognition Awards Main Content

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities awards faculty for dedicating time and effort to help undergraduate students expand their knowledge through research and/or creative activities. Two types of awards are presented, the Faculty Mentor Award of Excellence and the Special Recognition Award, and are announced at the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Forum. 

CURCA Faculty Mentor Award of Excellence

CURCA awards a faculty member from each college who has mentored undergraduate students in research and/or creative activities outside of the classroom. This award is created to recognize remarkable faculty mentors within each college who dedicate their time and effort to help undergraduate students expand their knowledge through research and/or creative activities. The faculty mentors from each college are selected by the college itself and are awarded a commemorative plaque and a monetary award.

2015 Faculty Mentor Award of Excellence

College Recipient's Name
Agricultural Sciences Brian Small
Applied Sciences and Arts Andrey Soares
Business Royce Burnett
Education and Human Services Valerie Boyer
Engineering Yanna Liang
Liberal Arts* Darryl Kroner
Liberal Arts* Robert Lopez
Mass Communication and Media Arts Robert Spahr
Science F. Agustin Jimenez

*two mentors are awarded from the College of Liberal Arts due to the large and diverse schools within the college

CURCA Special Recognition Award

CURCA provides the Special Recognition Award to one professor from Southern Illinois University Carbondale that has helped develop university wide creative activities and research programs for undergraduate students. This mentor was selected by CURCA and was awarded with a commemorative plaque and monetary award.

2015 Special Recognition Award

Karen Renzaglia

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