Aaron Travers and his student Will Rowe have received a 2014 Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity from Indiana University. Sponsored jointly by the Provost, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, the Award recognizes not only outstanding achievement in research and creative activity, but the importance of such creative and research experiences for undergraduates.
This award also recognizes that faculty who mentor undergraduates make a significant difference, encouraging and guiding students, as well as engaging them in this learning process and advocating for them. A great faculty mentor provides a role model for methods of inquiry and expression in a field of study and for the responsible conduct of research and creative activity. Great mentors often provide students with their first entry into professional circles and support the dissemination of the student’s work through participation in professional conferences, exhibitions, performances or publication.
Faculty mentors receive a commemorative pin, research funds for personal use in the amount of $500, and $500 in funding to support the future mentoring of undergraduates. Faculty mentors will also be recognized at the Honors Convocation.