FURA Mentor of the Year

About the Award

Nominate a Faculty Member

- This award recognizes one outstanding faculty mentor from across the state of Florida each year.

- The award is based on student nominations from among FURC presenters and is presented at FURC each year.

- Nomination letters are evaluated for evidence of the 10 Salient Practices of Undergraduate Research Mentors.

Nominate your mentor

To nominate your mentor, you must:

- Be a currently enrolled undergraduate at a college or university in the state of Florida

- Be planning to present your work at FURC 

- Have worked with the faculty member you are nominating for at least 2 semesters prior to Spring 2021

Eligible faculty:

Are full-time professors, lecturers, or instructors at your institution.

See application for full instructions and eligibility.

Previous Awardees

2020 FURA Mentor of the Year Winner:

Dr. Luciana Garbayo
University of Central Florida

“I love working with students,” says Garbayo, assistant professor, College of Medicine. “The authentic desire to learn and the openness for self-discovery are integrated in the transformative path of the college student. It is invigorating to develop research together—it amplifies the learning experience for all involved.”

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