Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants

Title

Opportunities and Challenges in Undergraduate Research Mentorship

Department

Chemistry Department

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disciplines

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Abstract

The philosophy of my research mentorship is to empower students through hands-on self discovery in which I design specific projects, set specific goals, teach the synthetic techniques, and motivate students to take control of their respective projects. Undergraduate research poses challenges and opportunities that are different from the classroom experience. Undergraduate research is rewarding; the caveat is that it may involve substantial commitment of energy and time from the student and faculty. Despite the numerous challenges involved in mentoring undergraduate research, the many opportunities and benefits of this mentorship is so great not to explore. The opportunities and challenges in undergraduate mentorship, based on my experience in a public University will be presented.

Conference Name

245th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

Conference Location

New Orleans, LA

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