Mentor Spotlight

June Gruber

June Gruber

Psychology and Neuroscience


Dr. Gruber regularly asks for feedback on her performance as a mentor. 

Elizabeth Hoelscher and Montana Ploe

Celeste Montoya

Celeste Montoya

Women & Gender Studies


I met Dr. Montoya and knew as a Latina/x student, I had a place in knowledge production.

Mariana Galvez Seminario

Tanya Alderete

Tanya Alderete

Integrative Physiology


We have seen our confidence as scientists grow immensely.

Maximilian Bailey, Noopur Naik, Savannah Mierau and Zach Morgan

Christine Brennan

Christine Brennan

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences​


I feel empowered to explore my field with a fierce curiosity.

Samantha Bartolo

Lisa Corwin

Lisa Corwin

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology​


I view education in a different light after being mentored in her projects.

Elizabeth Woolner​

Marissa Ehringer

Marissa Ehringer

Integrative Physiology


She helped me develop responsibility and leadership skills.

Guillermo Reyes Martínez

Leslie Leinwand

Leslie Leinwand

Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology


I have a framework to place what I’ve learned because of Dr. Leinwand’s lab. 

Molly Madden​

Colleen Reid

Colleen Reid

Geography


I walk away from every single meeting with Dr. Reid feeling inspired and valued.

Ellen Considine​

Rebecca Safran

Rebecca Safran

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Working in Dr. Safran's lab, I found my passion.

Sage Madden​​

The UROP Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes a CU Boulder faculty member for their role mentoring a current undergraduate working on research, scholarly and creative work.

Nominate Your Mentor



Recipients will have the option to award an Assistantship to an eligible undergraduate of their choosing in the next grant cycle, and all nominees will be honored at the UROP Best Practices Colloquium next fall.

UROP invites nominations from all current CU Boulder undergraduates who have recently worked with CU Boulder faculty on research, scholarly or creative projects in any field of study (major).

Nominations due by 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2020

Submit a Mentor Award Nomination

Prepare Your Nomination

The UROP Mentor Award form invites you to submit a response to the following prompt.

1,000 word maximum: Explain how your mentor has excelled in the following:

  • Training
  • Professional Development
  • Ongoing Support
  • Evaluations and Feedback
  • Impact on Student Learning and Development

Previous Recipients

  • 2020: Dr. Celeste Montoya, Women & Gender Studies
  • 2020: Dr. June Gruber, Psychology and Neuroscience Clinical Psychology
  • 2019: Dr. Cecilia Pang, Theatre and Dance
  • 2018: Dr. Torin Clark, Aerospace Engineering Sciences
  • 2017: Dr. Leslie Leinwand, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  • 2017: Dr. Joshua Correll, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • 2016: Dr. Michael Baratta, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • 2016: Dr. Enrique López, School of Education
  • 2015: Dr. Alexander Cruz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • 2015: Dr. Amy Javernick-Will, Civil Engineering
  • 2015: Dr. Tin Tin Su, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology