Thank you for becoming a mentor to a Georgia Tech undergraduate student researcher. Here we offer some quick tips and more in-depth articles on becoming an effective mentor. What does UROP consider the key items to ensure a successful undergraduate research experience for you and your student?
Attention faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and research scientists - Do you have an opening for an undergraduate researcher? Would you like to advertise that position to potential undergraduates and, if desired, set your own qualifications and requirements? If so, just select the link below and we will have your position posted in the Undergraduate Ambassador Office Hours, where students can go to find research opportunities and advice!
The ability to communicate effectively is a skill that all researchers require. Your students will have to present their research methods and results at some point while working as a research assistant, which can include writing reports, journal articles, theses, designing posters, or oral presentations.
The UROP office recognizes that there is a need for discipline-specific examples of undergraduate research projects and resources, from including research in a class to creating and implementing projects. Below are a set of resources that may be of assistance to you.
We are glad that you are interested in learning more about mentoring, effective mentoring skills, and undergraduate student research. Please let us know if you think we should be covering a specific skill set more in-depth or from a different perspective. The UROP office is here to serve as a primary resource for undergraduate research mentors desiring to become an effective mentor.
Faculty members with Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplemental Funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) are encouraged to apply for supplemental grants useful for incorporating undergraduate researchers into their projects. Both site REUs and supplemental REUs “aim to provide appropriate and valuable educational experiences for undergraduate students through participation in research” (Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Solicitation NSF 05-592).
Faculty members who will be mentoring Georgia Tech undergraduate student researchers during the summer semester are eligible to apply for materials, supplies, or travel funding to support undergraduates working on research projects under their mentorship. Up to $1,000 can be requested from each faculty member per academic year.