Abbott earned the award for decades of meaningfully engaging undergraduates in research opportunities. He’s often a mentor on research projects presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium (including this year, where he is a mentor on nine undergraduate abstracts), and has supported mentees through research fellowships.
“During his time as a mentor, Abbott has published co-authored work with 17 undergraduates. He has a consistent and impressive record of mentoring undergraduates throughout his nearly 30 years on campus. Abbott meets weekly with each of his mentees, supporting them on an individual basis, in part by challenging them to continue to deepen their understanding and practice of science. He convenes a weekly Journal Club, exploring the most recent literature with his students in a welcoming atmosphere with lively discussions.”
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Dr. Abbott!