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Why mentor researchers

Mentoring relationships benefit undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty, develop over time, and enable a commitment to scholarly development and engagement in collaborative inquiry.

Mentoring relationships also encourage:

  • Positive environments, which encourage questions and foster curiosity;
  • Consideration of new or alternative approaches (whether in collecting or mining data, or building a philosophical argument);
  • Constructive, reciprocal feedback on one’s educational advances and the research project’s progress;

Mentoring relationships can also be excellent ways to provide:

  • Guidance for the undergraduate in making important research or related career decisions;
  • Oversight of the undergraduate's research methods and practices;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of available resources and funding;
  • Support in sharing and publicly presenting research;

All of which supports the enjoyment of active participation in research activities.


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BigSURS 2015 (Big South
Undergraduate Research
Symposium

April 10-11, 2015
Campbell University
Buies Creek, North Carolina

Abstract Deadline: TBA (opens Nov. 1, 2014)

Early Registration Deadline: March 23, 2015

Website:  http://www.campbell.edu/bigsurs-2015

29th Annual
National Council for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

April 16-18, 2015
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington

Abstract Deadline: December 2, 2014

Website:  www.cur.org/ncur_2015/



 

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