The Council on Undergraduate Research Mathematics and Computer Science division has finally announced its 2018 Faculty Mentor Award recipients. The award recognizes those that mentor undergraduate researchers.
And the recipients are:
- Liz Bouzarth
She is a mathematics associate professor at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Her research predominantly revolves around the application of mathematics in sports, health and other community engagement projects within Furman.
Bouzarth often collaborates with students during her research and engaged learning projects, mentoring and scholarships.
Meanwhile, she has collaborated with two colleagues at Furman to come up with a project dubbed Math and the Mouse. The three-week program enables students to learn about the application of mathematics and other related topics in Walter Disney World.
- Gabriela Marcu
Marcu is an assistant professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. In a bid to facilitate coordination and equity in the delivery of behavioral services and support, she combines community-based participatory research, computing and interaction design in her research.
She is also the director of Empathic Research Group, an interdisciplinary team that is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, HRSA, NSF, and NIH.
- Karl Schmitt
He is an assistant professor and director of data sciences at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso. He directs the bachelors in science in data science at the institution. His research primarily focuses on the application of data science in networks and graphs.
Additionally, he has designed and implemented an introductory course in data science for students with minimal programming skills.
The 2019 Faculty Mentor Awards nomination process is now open and the deadline is March 31, 2019.