Being A Research Mentor

Faculty mentors play a vital role in the undergraduate research experience, providing guidance and inspiration while nurturing researchers’ critical thinking skills and increased self-confidence.

Faculty members advising UCARE researchers are asked to:

  • Maintain presence on campus or in the field while UCARE researchers are working on their research
  • Provide timely feedback to UCARE and the undergraduate researchers concerning their progress
  • Help UCARE researchers complete the benchmarks from the Undergraduate Research Agreement
  • Encourage the undergraduate researchers to participate in UCARE-sponsored events
  • Assist the UCARE researchers with posters for the UNL Spring Research Fair or Nebraska Summer Research Symposium