Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring in the Natural and Computational SciencesNIKOLAS C. VANN Applied Science Department, Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. Christopher A. Del Negro
The annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) is a unique educational and networking event, encouraging exchange between disciplines and bringing together students from William & Mary and regional universities. The focus of the Symposium is on the individual student and his or her research, though graduate students take the opportunity to discuss ongoing research in their fields. It is our pleasure to annouce that Nikolas Vann, Applied Science Ph.D. student, is recipient of A&S Graduate Research Symposium S. Laurie Sanderson Award for Exellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. These awards recognize Arts & Sciences graduate students for outstanding undergraduate mentoring in scholarship and research outside of classroom teaching. Such mentoring includes graduate students who mentor undergraduates in the context of the undergraduate students’ senior theses, honors theses, writing projects, term papers, or research in a laboratory, field site, museum, or archive. Nominations consisted of supporting statements from current or past W&M undergraduate students and faculty members. It is an honor to win such an award. Congratulations Nik!