Natalie Phillips, assistant professor in English, and Christopher Waters, assistant professor in microbiology and molecular genetics, were both recent recipients of the annual Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award. Two awards are given each year – one to a faculty member representing science and engineering, which was given to Waters, and one to a faculty member representing the social sciences and humanities, which was given to Phillips. This award recognizes MSU faculty members who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. The award is completely student-driven, as only undergraduate researchers can submit nominations and the University’s Undergraduate Research Ambassadors review and select the finalists. The awards were presented during the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum on April 4, 2014.
April 25 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
James Madison College
Bridging Knowledge, Practice, and Theory: New Directions in Public Affairs. As the next generation of policy makers, scholars, practioners, and leaders in the public and private sectors, graduating seniors and award-winning scholars will present their cutting-edge research at the James Madison Research Showcase. Alums, students, family members, and faculty are invited to attend and participate.