Dr. Gil Einstein wins awards
2010 Distinguished Mentors Award
Dr. Gil Einstein has been chosen as a recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Mentors Award sponsored by Furman and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Einstein’s selection for this honor was based on his dedication to working with undergraduate students in research. In the last 5 years alone, he has mentored 20 students. Since coming to Furman in 1977, 32 of his research students have been included as coauthors on 19 research papers that were published in first-rate scientific journals. The Furman-HHMI award provides financial support for more research with undergraduates. More information about the Furman-HHMI program can be found at http://www.furman.edu/hhmi/index.htm.
Council on Undergraduate Research Fellows Award
Dr. Einstein has also won the Council on Undergraduate Research Fellows Award. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) promotes undergraduate research in all scientific disciplines. The Fellows Awards are bestowed on faculty who are especially effective in working with undergraduates in the laboratory. To date, only 10 CUR Fellows—in all scientific disciplines—have been named. Dr. Einstein’s award comes with funding to support a research student in summer 2010. He will also travel to the annual CUR meeting in Utah this summer to present a plenary address. For more information about CUR, see http://www.cur.org/. CUR’s announcement of this year’s Fellows Awards is at http://www.newswise.com/articles/cur-fellow-award-recognizes-excellence-in-undergraduate-research.