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For Faculty

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.


Save the Date

Annual CCU Undergraduate Research Competiton / Celebration of Inquiry

April 11-13, 2017
Coastal Carolina University

Abstract Deadline:  February 22, 2017

Website:  click UGR Competition link on left menu bar

Bridges, CCU Journal of Student Research

Call for papers deadline:  rolling submissions

Website: http://www.coastal.edu/academics/bridges/

30th Annual
National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

April 6-8, 2017
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

Abstract Deadline: December 2, 2016

Website:  http://www.cur.org/ncur_2017/

South Carolina Academy of Science

March 25, 2017
Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC  

Abstract Deadline:  TBA

Website:  http://www.scasannualmeeting.com

 

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Office for Undergraduate Research
Baxley Hall 223A
843-349-2616

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