Faculty Member Receives College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Mentor Award



Dr. Kristen A. Baum, Associate Professor in Integrative Biology, is the recipient of the 2016 A&S Faculty Mentor Award. The award is based on student nominations, and is given to a full-time faculty member who offers good advice and information to undergraduate students to foster academic and professional success, shares time and expertise with undergraduate students outside of class, involves undergraduate students in research and creative activity, and serves as a role model for undergraduate students in the discipline. Dr. Baum has mentored more than 50 undergraduate students on research projects over the past 10 years and more than 30 students as part of the department’s NSF S-STEM and URM programs. She has served as the chair of the Undergraduate Committee for the past three years, and also organizes the department’s Karen L. Smith Undergraduate Research Symposium every spring and fall semester, which gives students the opportunity to present their research in a professional setting. Congratulations Kristen!