It’s not every day that a mentee/mentor team has the opportunity to present their research overseas, but for UTEP BUILD junior Luisa Castillo and ASU assistant professor of nutrition, Corrie M. Whisner, Ph.D., that’s how they wrapped up 2017.
Twelve faculty members from UTEP and BUILDing SCHOLARS partner institutions were selected for the 2016 BUILDing SCHOLARS Supermentor Program—a competitive 11-month program that serves to strengthen ties between BUILD partner institutions, advance faculty’s research skills and competitiveness for external funding, and enhance student mentoring skills.
Each selected mentee is paired with a Research Partner faculty member who has experience with mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, gaining extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and producing co-authored papers and presentations.
Congratulations to this year’s awardees! We thank the NIH for making these collaborative efforts possible.
The applicant spends 10 weeks working with his/her host on a research project, gaining new research skills and experiences. At end of the summer, the applicant must provide a collaboration plan, such as a plan for journal article submissions, grant proposals, etc., describing how their partnership with their host will proceed.