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Mentors make a difference.

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) officially launched the Research Faculty Mentor of the Week recognition program in August 2017 and have since recognized 82 faculty mentors.

Each week the OUR office will highlight one of UK's outstanding and very much appreciated research faculty mentors who offer leadership and support to undergraduate student researchers.

 

Kevin Yeager

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 9 --- Dr. Kevin Yeager is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Thank you Dr. Yeager for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Matthew Hoch

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 8 --- Dr. Matthew Hoch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition in the College of Health Sciences and the Associate Director of the Sports Medicine Research Institute. Thank you Dr. Hoch for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Renee Fatemi

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 7 --- Dr. Renee Fatemi is a Professor of Physics and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences. Thank you Dr. Fatemi for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Aiyub Palmer

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 6 --- Dr. Aiyub Palmer is an Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islam in the College of Arts and Sciences. Thank you Dr. Palmer for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Kenton Sena

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 5 --- Dr. Kenton Sena is a Lecturer in the Lewis Honors College. Thank you Dr. Sena for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Analia Loria

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 4 --- Dr. Analia Loria is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences in the College of Medicine. Thank you Dr. Loria for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Jake Higgins

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 3 --- Dr. Jacob Higgins is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and a Nurse Scientist in UK HealthCare. Thank you Dr. Higgins for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Sihui (Echo) Ke

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 2 --- Dr. Sihui (Echo) Ke is an Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Bilingual and Biliteracy Research Lab. Thank you Dr. Ke for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

Brent Harrison

Faculty Mentor of the Week Fall 2020 | Week 1 --- Dr. Brent Harrison is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Director of the CORGI (Computational Research in Games and Intelligence) Lab. Thank you Dr. Harrison for your unwavering support of undergraduate research at the University of Kentucky. We are pleased to recognize your dedication this week as our Research Faculty Mentor of the Week.

2020 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Winners Announced

 Four university faculty members received the University of Kentucky 2020 Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor Award during the 14th annual Virtual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars.