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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 12-14, 2016
Coastal Carolina University

Abstract Deadline:  February 22, 2016

Website:  click UGR Competition link on left menu bar

Bridges, CCU Journal of Student Research

Call for papers deadline:  February 5, 2016

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

30th Annual
National Council for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

April 7-9, 2016
Ashville, NC

Abstract Deadline: December 2, 2015

Website:  http://www.cur.org/ncur_2016/

South Carolina Academy of Science

April 16, 2016
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC

Abstract Deadline:  February 20, 2016

Website:  http://www.scasannualmeeting.com

  • 016 Meeting:  April 16, 2016, Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC)
  • Abstract Deadline:  February 20, 2016
  • Early Registration Deadline:  March 20, 2016
  • Website:  http://www.scasannualmeeting.com


Office Location

Office for Undergraduate Research
Baxley Hall 223A

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