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    In honor of Spring 2021 Commencement efforts, campus will be closed. Thank you to faculty, staff & the campus community for your support.

Faculty Involvement

Create A Discovery Scholar Program

In order to create robust undergraduate experiences and attract new students to CSU Pueblo, the Discovery Scholars Program will fund and support a mentor program to recruit engaged faculty members to play an active role in scaffolding research opportunities for first time undergraduate students within their discipline area, and provide active mentorship to students engaging in applied and basic research and scholarly activity. Faculty mentors will play an active role in mentoring first year undergraduate students through all aspects of the research/scholarly activity process, including: design of activities, nurturing proper techniques, data collection and analysis, reporting, and publication and presentation of research findings.

Benefits of Involvement:

  • Compensation via course reassignment or stipend (determined by consultation with Chair, Dean, and the Provosts office)
  • Access to funding opportunities through the CBASE grant to attend and present at research conferences with undergraduate mentees
  • Access to funding for research supplies through the CBASE Grant
    • Research supply funding amount is at the discretion of the CBASE Director


Expectations for Involvement:

  • Guide one research group of first-year undergraduate students (5-8)
  • Mandatory attendance and participation in a Fall Kickoff Meeting and participation in the CSU Pueblo Student Research Symposium in the Spring 2022.
  • Facilitate weekly or bi-weekly meetings with your student research team
  • Maintain regular communication with Brian Vanden Heuvel and the CBASE Staff, ensuring timely handling of any issues that come up
  • Guide students through a meaningful experience* resulting in data-driven results
    • *Meaningful Experience: the students are the driving force behind experimental design/project design, implementation of the methods to collect data, data analysis, presentation design, and oral communication of the results
  • Overview of Timeframe and Expectations:
    • Fall Semester: Development of project and training of students
    • Spring Semester: Active project implementation, data collection, data analysis, data reporting, and mentoring in the poster development process
    • Note: Faculty mentors that do not play an active role in scaffolding and facilitating the research process are subject to dismissal from participation
  • Please note that participation as a faculty mentor is dependent on student interest in your project – if sufficient interest is not garnered, the project is unlikely to be included in the Discovery Scholar Program


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