The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is pleased to announce Dr. June Gruber, Assistant Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience Clinical Psychology, and Dr. Celeste Montoya, Associate Professor in Women & Gender Studies and Director of the Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP), as recipients of this year's Outstanding Mentor Awards.
The UROP Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes CU Boulder faculty members for their role mentoring current undergraduates working on research, scholarly and creative projects in any major. Dr. Gruber was nominated by student mentees Elizabeth Hoelscher and Montana Ploe; Dr. Montoya was nominated by student mentee Mariana Galvez Seminario.
These outstanding mentors were selected from numerous student nominations speaking to the transformative value of mentorship with CU Boulder’s world-class faculty. Recipients have the option to award an assistantship to an undergraduate of their choosing, and all nominees will be honored at the UROP Best Practices Colloquium next fall.
Excerpts from student nominations appear below.
Outstanding Mentor Awards