This award recognizes an Academy member who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship by dedicating time, knowledge, and energy for the purposes of guiding, nurturing, and supporting mentees. The focus of this award is on activities that enhance the mentees' research skills, products, and careers (both academic and professional). Applicants must show strong evidence of outstanding mentorship to enhance the professional development of students, junior faculty, and/or professionals in the field.
While teaching is a valued part of our profession, this award recognizes mentorship activities outside classroom pedagogy. Thus, we encourage applicants to highlight mentorship activities related to research and scholarship. It is emphasized that this is not a teaching award.
Contact Dr. Ruopeng An, Awards Council Chair if you have questions.