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Zoran Radic with students

The Undergraduate Research Hub is pleased to partner with faculty members, research scientists, and other members of the academic community at UC San Diego to provide worthwhile research experiences to undergraduate students. Faculty can get involved in many ways, including serving as a mentor, a moderator at a conference, a reviewer for research applications, and more.
UC San DIego student and mentor discuss research fair display / Academic Enrichment Programs, UC San Diego

Be a Mentor

UR offers several opportunities for UC San Diego faculty or researchers to become mentors. Mentors help guide undergraduate students through the research process.

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Other Ways to Get Involved

There are many other ways to get involved in helping to support students in undergraduate research.

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Two UC San DIego academic mentors / Academic Enrichment Programs, UC San Diego

Resources for Mentors

Our office offers resources for faculty members who are interested in enhancing their interactions with students.

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UC San Diego mentor - winner of 2018 Faculty Mentor Award

Outstanding Mentor Awards

Each year, two URH mentors (one in the humanities/social sciences and one in the physical/material sciences) are given the Outstanding Mentor Award, nominated by URH students. Additionally, there are many undergraduate research mentor awards offered by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Click below to learn more about these awards.


Scholarship on Undergraduate Research

Are you curious about reading and writing scholarship on undergraduate research? The Council on Undergraduate Research publishes Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research Journal (SPUR) and Elon University publishes Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM).

Click below to read past issues of SPUR and PURM and information about submitting your own manuscript!

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Mentor Liaison Contact Information

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Contact: Kirsten Kung, PhD


Phone: 858-534-5791