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The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Outstanding Mentor Awards, which recognize CU Boulder faculty for their role mentoring undergraduate research and creative projects.

These exemplary mentors were selected from numerous student nominations speaking to the transformative value of mentorship.  UROP celebrates the impact they make at the intersection of scholarship and teaching. We are encouraged by the continued resiliency of our academic and creative community and sincerely appreciate their agility in moving projects forward despite mounting challenges.

We that know what happens in partnership with mentors is transformative and empowering—and well-documented as a high-impact practice that increases persistence to graduation and clarifies career paths. We sincerely thank everyone in the creative and research community for your inspiring mentorship, which launches much more than satellites.

In partnership with mentors, undergraduates are moving the university’s research mission forward and continue to provide real-time solutions to local, national and global challenges while driving innovations to further the public good—not only preparing for, but creating the future we’ll share together.  Their creativity and courage is making the world more equitable and just.  UROP applauds students for rising to the moment.

UROP Mentor Award recipients have the option to award an assistantship to an undergraduate of their choosing in the next academic year. Excerpts from student nominations appear below.