UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal

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# Operations Starred Locked Created Completed Changed User Year update url Headshot (optional) When potential research assistants are reaching out via email, what is your preferred honorific? Primary Research Mentor Name Research Mentor Preferred Pronouns Contact Email (FSU Email if affiliated) Roundtable times and Zoom links Position Title FSU College (if applicable) FSU Department or Non-FSU Organization Affiliation Research Assistant Supervisor (if different from above) Title of the Project Are you currently looking for research assistants? Number of Research Assistants Needed Relevant Research Assistant Major(s) Project Keywords Mentoring Philosophy Mentor Handbook, FAQs, and Communication UROP Performance Evaluation Materials Grant UROP Poster Presentation
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #689 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #689 Mon, 07/22/2024 - 03:48 PM Mon, 07/22/2024 - 04:03 PM Mon, 07/22/2024 - 04:03 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=OMbO2eU1XnHM3yw_kxw8KQugTEv-dOA3fmUoTLHvofU Hailey-McGee-2022-4x4-web (1).jpg Ms. Hailey McGee She/Her hmcgee@fsu.edu Graduate Student Social Sciences and Public Policy Sociology Reconciling sexuality and region: LGBTQ+ southerners’ identity work over the lifecourse Yes 2 Sociology, Psychology, History, Geography, Political Science Sexuality, LGBTQ+, U.S. South, Life History, Qualitative Research As a mentor, I believe it is my duty to use my experience to help foster my mentee’s interest in research and provide them with the methodological tools to conduct their own analyses. I will do this by acquainting them with the means of qualitative analysis needed for this project that can be applied in their future research endeavors, such as line-by-line coding, transcript formatting, and analytic memo-writing. I will facilitate collaboration and teamwork while also encouraging mentees to pursue their own research goals, and can provide mentorship beyond the scope of the project by answering questions about the qualitative research process, interviewing, and graduate school. I am looking forward to building a supportive environment for students interested in the project topic and methodology.
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #688 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #688 Mon, 07/22/2024 - 09:37 AM Mon, 07/22/2024 - 09:47 AM Mon, 07/22/2024 - 09:47 AM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=va2GUawXckIY-bNdRA89YTZIFSJkes4fR_lQXzqTTK8 snippeted.PNG Ms. Katherine (Katie) Gipalo she/her kgipalo@fsu.edu FSU Staff/Campus Partner N/A Office of Institutional Research Are We the Champions? Determining How to Measure Effectiveness in Institutional Research Yes 2 Open to all majors Institutional research, higher education, measuring effectiveness o Importance of balance between mentor engagement and allowing mentees to make mistakes
o Support with mentees developing their professional boundaries
o Facilitate dialogue that allows for feedback and questions in a way that works for the mentee
o Provide clear, direct instruction both verbally and written
o Assist mentees in developing transferable skills that support their broader academic, research, and career goals
o Value communication, organization, and willingness to learn in a mentee
o Desire to support community and connection building between my mentees
o Desire to provide mentorship support to my mentees both during and after the formal time frame of our relationship
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #687 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #687 Fri, 07/19/2024 - 06:58 PM Fri, 07/19/2024 - 07:16 PM Fri, 07/19/2024 - 07:16 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?token=EU-s_9e7hOTTfZAgJH1BGscUHUMc-9uCKym-GUwBERk Lyndon Sherman He/Him ls21@fsu.edu Graduate Student Education, Health, and Human Sciences College of Education Experiences of Gender Euphoria in Healthcare Settings for Transgender Adults Yes 2 Interested in students from the following majors: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, English, Education, Criminology, Health and Human Science, Neuroscience, Physical Science, Editing Writing and Media, Political Science, or majors adjacent to those listed.

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Transgender, Diversity, Healthcare, Psychology, Qualitative I aim for a collaborative working relationship with my mentees. I aim to support students in their academic goals while providing structure. I will set clear expectations and goals for the project, ensuring that students understand their roles and responsibilities. We will have regular meetings to discuss progress, address challenges, and plan next steps. These meetings will provide a consistent structure and allow for ongoing feedback and support. I will conduct trainings on qualitative research methods, including thematic analysis and coding, to equip students to gain hands-on qualitative analysis experiences. I encourage open communication and will create a safe space where students will work together as a team, fostering a collaborative environment. I am committed to supporting my mentees beyond the scope of this project, offering guidance on academic and career opportunities, such as conference presentations. I have a conference for SAIGE in October in Denver, CO that I am providing a 50-minute presentation on. If interested, UROP students may be a co-presenter on this project. I will also ensure that our research practices are inclusive and respectful of the diverse experiences of transgender adults. Given the sensitive nature of the research topic, I will provide resources and support to address concerns that may arise during the project. I aim to create a positive and enriching research experience for my mentees, helping them develop valuable skills and achieve their academic and professional goals. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #686 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #686 Fri, 07/19/2024 - 03:40 PM Fri, 07/19/2024 - 04:40 PM Fri, 07/19/2024 - 04:40 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=5VM-AcWZ7wgOGzndZxgq17ib42doiVpCqkX5WbfOFjo Wang-15.jpg Yanchang Wang yanchang.wang@med.fsu.edu Faculty Medicine Biomedical Sciences A new mechanism that controls protein subcellular localization and function Yes 2 Biology, Biochemistry protein SUMOylation, polySUMOylation, cell cycle, protein misfolding As an educator, I will enable students to learn some basic technology in genetics and cell biology by performing experiments, to receive training in critical thinking through the interaction with mentor and other lab member, to improve communication skills by presenting his/her own research work. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #685 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #685 Thu, 07/18/2024 - 09:57 PM Thu, 07/18/2024 - 10:09 PM Thu, 07/18/2024 - 10:09 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=AUGLg3N2FtYTQ0LA0KoQSvu6aOelYMEbm-l_ljh_1mo Carmen-Varela-1.jpg Carmen Varela c.varela@fsu.edu Faculty Arts and Sciences Florida State University Investigating the Role of Sleep in the Consolidation of Episodic Memory Yes 2 Psychology, Computer Science, Engineering, Biology memory, sleep, rat, behavior We are a highly interactive and multidisciplinary lab. Our mentoring style is centered around teamwork, communication, and shared goals. As a result, I expect that anyone considering joining the lab will have a strong motivation to study the fundamental mechanisms of learning and memory, while also seeking to acquire expertise in the neuroscience methods employed within the lab. One of the key strengths of our team lies in the diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints, all of which collectively enrich the mentoring experience for trainees. I expect that each lab member will contribute to fostering a positive lab environment, displaying respect for and valuing others. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #682 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #682 Wed, 07/17/2024 - 11:42 AM Wed, 07/17/2024 - 12:33 PM Wed, 07/17/2024 - 12:33 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=-KssRJENBUl8Aa7iuJPwYV5ySwwO2jDVo3uOf-ErFqg ScoBur - Summer.png n/a Scott Bursey He, They, Bro rsb20cg@fsu.edu Graduate Student Arts and Sciences Religion The Artillery of Heaven: Contemporary Islamist and their Writings, a Translation Project Yes 1 Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies, Linguistics, Computer Science Arabic; Jihad; Theology; Middle East; Translation A traditional Mentor/Student relationship goes back several thousands of years. For example, in traditional Islamic education system the system of ‘ustadh’ / ‘talib’ or ‘Teacher’ / ‘Student’ was the fundamental basis of the educational system. This system is based on mutual trust and reciprocity between the teacher and the student, and the teacher is vested in the success of the student as if it is his/her own success. Undergraduate research mentorship study is still one of those educational endeavors where there is an opportunity for a close mentor relationship in all aspects of the educational and personal development of the mentee. Successful mentorship of students is critical in the long-term success of mentee in their career whether it is in academia, industry or entrepreneurship. My approach to mentorship involves six basic principles (i) Educational traineeship (ii) Personal Development (iii) Creation of opportunities (iv) Mutual Respect (v) Setting up Clear Expectations (vi) Shared values. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #681 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #681 Tue, 07/16/2024 - 02:43 PM Tue, 07/16/2024 - 02:43 PM Tue, 07/16/2024 - 02:43 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?token=NfHWO3DsDQs-G6QxnSUwrii-BJR1vQieyJZ_6pVDLo4 ts21m@fsu.edu Tania Sultana ts21m@fsu.edu Graduate Student Medicine FSU Department Zika virus NS3 drives the assembly of a viroplasm-like structure Yes 1 Biology is preferred but not limited to. Zika Virus, ZIKV, Flavivirus, Microcephaly, NS3, Replication Factory, VLS My mentoring philosophy centers on fostering curiosity, critical thinking, and resilience in aspiring scientists. I aim to create a supportive environment where mentees feel empowered to explore, innovate, and learn from failures. By sharing my expertise and encouraging collaboration, I strive to inspire the next generation of scientific leaders. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #680 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #680 Fri, 07/12/2024 - 02:51 PM Fri, 07/12/2024 - 02:53 PM Fri, 07/12/2024 - 02:53 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=qfObHPSXccyOvViFuEje9QPen6e8h7sXqlgV_cYn8ZY Samuel Luby. Photo. Fall 2020.jpg just Sam is fine..! Sam Luby He/him sml23@fsu.edu Graduate Student Education, Health, and Human Sciences Education Leadership and Policy Studies Identifying and Categorizing University Pre-College Programs Yes 2 Open to all majors Pre-college, college choice, student success, social science My masters degree is in education and I have been a college and career counselor for over a decade. I am an educator at heart and my mentoring philosophy focuses on helping my students find their own paths and futures, and building practical tools and knowledge to pursue those paths.

At the beginning, this will involve us figuring out your starting point; both in your practical skills of completing the project and progressing further, but also in your conceptual ideas about how this experience fits with the bigger future picture, and what that future picture looks like.

I will then work to equip you with the information and skills you need to start completing this project. This will be done through meetings, lectures, and small readings or software review. Yes, it is a research project but treat it as a class, as you will be learning. I believe in autonomy and professional respect, and empower you to create your own schedule and meet me virtually to prepare for a postgraduate future that expects this maturity. I envision, however, that we would have at least 1 or 2 in-person meetings, or more if you believe it is useful for your learning progression.

Lastly, this needs to be a meaningful endeavor for you. Therefore, I will encourage you to shape this experience to meet your individual needs. Support my project, while using the opportunity to create your own benefit. The skill to do that will serve you wisely.
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #679 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #679 Fri, 07/12/2024 - 02:47 PM Fri, 07/12/2024 - 02:51 PM Fri, 07/12/2024 - 02:51 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=mXXwE9J_tPoGxD4fjIuXjNITSpU3WNURiDCfDFrbYUM Samuel Luby. Photo. Fall 2020.jpg just Sam is fine..! Sam Luby He/him sml23@fsu.edu Graduate Student Education, Health, and Human Sciences Education Leadership and Policy Studies Investigating the influence of high school activities on undergraduate degree success Yes 2 Education, Sociology, Social Science, Data Science....

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Common App, quantitative research, college readiness, student success, social science My masters degree is in education and I have been a college and career counselor for over a decade. I am an educator at heart and my mentoring philosophy focuses on helping my students find their own paths and futures, and building practical tools and knowledge to pursue those paths.

At the beginning, this will involve us figuring out your starting point; both in your practical skills of completing the project and progressing further, but also in your conceptual ideas about how this experience fits with the bigger future picture, and what that future picture looks like.

I will then work to equip you with the information and skills you need to start completing this project. This will be done through meetings, lectures, and small readings or software review. Yes, it is a research project but treat it as a class, as you will be learning. I believe in autonomy and professional respect, and empower you to create your own schedule and meet me virtually to prepare for a postgraduate future that expects this maturity. I envision, however, that we would have at least 1 or 2 in-person meetings, or more if you believe it is useful for your learning progression.

Lastly, this needs to be a meaningful endeavor for you. Therefore, I will encourage you to shape this experience to meet your individual needs. Support my project, while using the opportunity to create your own benefit. The skill to do that will serve you wisely.
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #678 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #678 Wed, 07/10/2024 - 10:38 AM Wed, 07/10/2024 - 11:57 AM Wed, 07/10/2024 - 11:57 AM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?token=qSihCKQABpHNDcMVHSUGKRYZZLa1LmJT5PGlF35wj6k Guang Wang guang.wang@fsu.edu Faculty Arts and Sciences Computer Science Lin Jiang Optimal Deployment of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across the State of Florida Yes 2 Computer Science, Data Science Data Science, AI, Electric Vehicle, Smart Cities My mentoring goal is to encourage every student to learn something. Based on my previous mentoring experiences, I think all students are talented and my role as a teacher is to guide them to knock on the correct door. To this end, my mentoring philosophy concentrates on the following two principles: (i) inclusiveness and equity to each student, and (ii) encouraging students to ask questions. I treat all students with respect and maintain academic fairness. In addition, I strive to create an equal learning environment and make students feel comfortable and supported. I think students can improve their performance after they know what they do not know, and a very effective way is by asking questions, so I usually encourage students to ask questions. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #677 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #677 Mon, 07/08/2024 - 12:53 PM Mon, 07/08/2024 - 12:53 PM Mon, 07/08/2024 - 12:53 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?token=_q0IggH3zevAxdMlKaSfOsAKwSN_x6VwNped6zs31Bk Yonggyun Kim ykim22@fsu.edu Faculty Social Sciences and Public Policy Economics Blackwell Monotonicity: Experiments Yes 1 Economics Information Costs, Statistical Experiments My mentoring philosophy centers on creating a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters personal and professional growth. I believe in personalized guidance tailored to each mentee’s unique goals, encouraging independence while providing the necessary support. By promoting collaboration, continuous learning, and ethical integrity, I aim to inspire and empower mentees to become confident, self-reliant professionals. I emphasize the importance of constructive feedback, emotional support, and fostering a culture of respect and accountability, preparing mentees for successful and fulfilling careers. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #676 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #676 Thu, 07/04/2024 - 03:16 PM Thu, 07/04/2024 - 03:22 PM Thu, 07/04/2024 - 03:22 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=RzZlD45TzEs4IpFVLoS-lpL46EIH86yL03b6ZCXw2hA Headshot.jpg Jaime Garcia He/Him/His jrg23e@fsu.edu Graduate Student Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology Appropriated Racial Oppression and its Impact on Mental and Physical Health Yes 1 Open to all majors Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Measurement, Minority Stress My goal as a mentor is to cultivate my students’ interests and equip them with the tools and knowledge that will best prepare them to engage in rigorous scientific research. I wish for my students to think critically about our project and identify where research should go next. I ascribe to a step up, step back approach where I hope to equip my students with the skills they need to succeed, and then step back to further develop their skills through the roles and experiences given while being around should issues/questions arise. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #675 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #675 Thu, 07/04/2024 - 11:20 AM Thu, 07/04/2024 - 12:34 PM Thu, 07/04/2024 - 12:34 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=d1eC10IyLt0O9JEjNfIIrS_7a2N2N1C10ldjjpM4pyk IMG_3689.JPG Emma R. Edenbaum she/her edenbaum@psy.fsu.edu Graduate Student Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology Victor Buitron Self-harming with distress Yes 2 Psychology; Exploratory/Undeclared clinical psychology; safety behavior; self-injury As an undergraduate, I had very little understanding of clinical psychology beyond therapy. This project is well-suited for students early in their careers because it will provide introductions to a wide array of techniques necessary for and representative of clinical science research. Research assistants on this project will have individualized guidance to foster academic and professional growth dependent upon mutual respect and understanding between mentor and mentee. Beyond the goal of contributing to a successful project, students will be encouraged to ask questions, identify research talents and interests, and establish strong foundational skills and experience where necessary to become competitive applicants should they go on to pursue clinical psychology programs and career paths. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #674 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #674 Tue, 07/02/2024 - 11:32 AM Tue, 07/02/2024 - 11:32 AM Tue, 07/02/2024 - 11:32 AM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?token=BqawWZVTT92PcunthVaQR5zpHj278C-vlgjZethIfxI Ms. Camille Lewis she/her clewis5@fsu.edu Graduate Student Education, Health, and Human Sciences Educational Psychology: Learning and Cognition Exploring Early Childhood Teachers’ Experiences with Farm to a School Professional Development: A Case Study Yes 2 teacher education, nutrition, early childhood education, education, psychology, family sciences, developmental psychology early childhood, farm to school, school garden, professional development, teachers My mentoring philosophy is built on recognizing and investing in each individual's unique potential. I celebrate diversity of thought and prioritize equity and inclusion in all interactions. By fostering a collaborative environment, I support mentees' personal and professional growth, encouraging independence and providing constructive feedback. I believe in promoting learning through inquiry and embracing challenges, helping my mentees grow into confident, capable professionals. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #673 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #673 Thu, 06/27/2024 - 01:38 PM Thu, 06/27/2024 - 01:38 PM Thu, 06/27/2024 - 01:38 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?token=6av1_BI9r_6xoT6z23zD8yq2y-5EgNhgHWpl-XLrZ48 Chris Gahagan he/him cgahagan@fsu.edu Graduate Student Social Sciences and Public Policy Political Science Can Trade Liberalization Reduce the Size of the Informal Economy? Yes 1 Prefer Political Science majors Trade, labor, international agreements, economics, human rights My philosophy is to provide my mentees with the tools they need to succeed and be there for any questions they may have along the way. I view this as a collaborative experience and want to make sure my mentee can take the knowledge acquired here and apply it in many different aspects of their lives. Although this will be a collaborative project, I do expect mentees to take ownership and pride in their work. We will work as a team and not through a hierarchical structure. I encourage mentees to be open about their ideas, how they think they might improve the project, or to share their unique perspectives along the way. Importantly, I want my mentees to know that it is okay to fail. We only learn when we fail, and the goal of this project will be to help students get a taste of an original research project with real-world impacts. I do not expect mentees to have much research experience when they join, so I am aware there will be a learning curve in the process. However, when we are finished, I believe the mentees will be able to confidently present their findings during the UROP poster session and use their newfound knowledge in their future endeavors. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #672 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #672 Mon, 06/24/2024 - 02:44 PM Mon, 06/24/2024 - 02:44 PM Mon, 06/24/2024 - 02:44 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?token=dtp96rLSG9zEcDYP5GlZFanUJtoiCS3srasYDVZHMJo Dr. David March march@psy.fsu.edu Faculty Arts and Sciences Psychology Tara Lesick Does Perceived Harm Depend on the Race of the Agent? Yes 2 psychology, neuroscience, criminology/criminal justice social psychology, race, harm, electric shock, perceptions, prejudice, stereotypes I want my mentees to get the most out of their UROP experience. I try to involve them in most, if not all, of the steps in the research process (i.e., literature review, brainstorming and creating the method, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data, communicating results). I take a hands-on approach, at least in the beginning on my mentorship, so that my mentees never feel as if they were thrown into something without training. Mentees can expect to train with me on how to conduct themselves as a confederate, the behind-the-scenes of the current project (i.e., the computer programing), how to troubleshoot, how to interpret data, and how to communicate the results effectively via a poster and/or talk presentations. After training, communication will always be open, as our lab communicates via Microsoft Teams. Mentees are expected to ask questions when they do not feel 100% comfortable with the tasks they are responsible for. My goal for my mentees is to learn while doing, but to never feel like they were “thrown to the wolves”. I take pride in mentoring research assistants, as I think diving into the research experience is the best way to learn what you as a student are interested in (and may even not interested in). Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #671 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #671 Fri, 06/21/2024 - 11:24 AM Fri, 06/21/2024 - 12:01 PM Tue, 07/02/2024 - 01:28 AM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=bESf-v4jB6VQ0dODC0MXOLTH8JaqzBzFEVJydJrhJA4 Mewhinney-477x636.jpg Prof. or Dr. Matthew Mewhinney mmewhinney@fsu.edu Faculty Arts and Sciences Modern Languages & Linguistics Reading and Feeling with Japanese Literature Yes 6 Open to all majors reading, feeling, literature, nature, imagery, Japan My goal when teaching or mentoring students is to foster growth, knowing that students grow at different rates. I try to meet students where they are, while also giving them opportunities to grow, hoping that they will complete their coursework or research project with me more skilled and more confident about reading literature than when they had first arrived. One question that informs all my teaching and mentoring is what literature can reveal about the human imagination, and I like to explore this question with students either in the classroom or in one-on-one research projects. Research is always an ongoing conversation, so I look forward to developing my own research projects by talking with students and exchanging ideas in a safe, welcoming, and interactive learning environment. Since my proposed research project is all about the experience of reading and finding passages in a work of literature that make us—the common reader—feel something and asking why such passages make us feel that way, there is no "right" answer, so to speak. Everything is on the table, and I am open to all ideas. I am excited to think through this new research project with the help of undergraduate students who enjoy reading. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #670 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #670 Mon, 06/17/2024 - 09:40 AM Mon, 06/17/2024 - 11:20 AM Mon, 06/17/2024 - 11:20 AM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=mkCi0g9W2kZUFsQUqpN2WUlHoPJzV2GUwttDMeKiGXI Debbie Slik_Pic.png Mrs. Debbie Slik she, her ds02@fsu.edu Graduate Student Education, Health, and Human Sciences Florida State University Lindsay Dennis Coaching Paraprofessionals in Evidence-Based Oral Language Practices Yes 1 I am open to all majors, but elementary and special education majors would particularly enjoy working on this project. paraprofessionals, scaffolding, practice based coaching I believe being a mentor is one of the most important roles a person can have, as it helps prepare others to become future leaders and experts in their fields. Fostering the personal and professional growth of those I mentor is paramount, and I aim to provide a positive, supportive, and openly communicative experience for each mentee.

Mentoring is about more than ensuring academic success; it’s about fostering personal growth and development. I encourage my mentees to learn new things, feel safe to express themselves, and view failures as learning opportunities. Through these experiences, I aim to help students develop a strong sense of self and purpose, regardless of whether they follow the same career path as mine or choose a different direction.

In line with my research project, I will provide clear guidance and training on the expected duties and responsibilities of my mentees. This includes ongoing support and feedback as we work together. My goal is to equip my students with the tools and skills they need to succeed in their chosen fields, ensuring they are well-prepared for their future careers.

Creating an environment of inclusivity and respect is central to my mentoring philosophy. I celebrate the diverse backgrounds and voices of my students, ensuring that everyone feels respected and supported. By acknowledging and valuing each student's unique perspective, I foster a collaborative and enriching mentoring experience.

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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #669 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #669 Thu, 06/13/2024 - 03:16 PM Thu, 06/13/2024 - 05:30 PM Thu, 06/13/2024 - 05:37 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=l3Ynp4f0JiroIW-EsjHZoyJI41JvOfZJhFvI3XJ-uu4 Screen Shot 2024-06-13 at 17.36.57.png Qinglan Feng Lenka qf20@fsu.edu Graduate Student Education, Health, and Human Sciences Department of Human Development and Family Sciences Parenting and Adolescent Development in Cultural Context Yes 2 Family studies, human development, psychology, developmental psychology, marriage and family therapy, sociology, or a related discipline. parenting, parent-child relationship, adolescent well-being/health/development, cultural differences As a senior PhD researcher, I had two years of undergraduate experience in participant recruitment and data collection. Despite this, I initially struggled with software skills, statistics, and publication writing in my early PhD years. Having faced and overcome these challenges, I know how daunting the start of a research work can be. It was my excellent mentors helped me overcome these challenges. Their kindness showed me the transformative power of compassionate mentorship and shed light to my mentoring philosophy. I understand my mentees’ needs and aim to make their experience even better than mine.

My mentoring philosophy centers on fostering a safe environment where students can explore their research ideas and grow professionally and personally. I prioritize a student-focused, flexible, and respectful approach, aiming to create a supportive and inclusive atmosphere that values effectiveness over rigid working hours. I see myself as a supporter rather than a leader of my mentees’ research journeys, encouraging them to develop their own ideas with constructive feedback and resources. I believe productivity and effectiveness are more important than fixed working hours. Respecting each mentee’s unique contribution, I ensure fair authorship and credit distribution in collaborative projects. Ultimately, my goal as a mentor is to build strong, supportive relationships that extend beyond academic achievements, helping mentee navigate their professional and personal development.
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Star/flag UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #668 Lock UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal: Submission #668 Thu, 06/13/2024 - 01:16 PM Thu, 06/13/2024 - 01:37 PM Thu, 06/13/2024 - 01:37 PM Anonymous 2024 https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-research-mentor-project-submission-portal?element_parents=elements/research_mentor_information/headshot_optional_&ajax_form=1&_wrapper_format=drupal_ajax&token=Nyq4Y1kCafQUQMPfNlzupawqWWqFD6gdtMtFc5WAZY0 headshot.jpg Dr. Jonathan Adams Dr. jladams@fsu.edu Faculty Communication and Information Florida State University Ben Ravuri MLab AI project-based research Yes 2 We prefer students who have an ability to code, interest in computer systems, artificial intelligence, or publishing basic research. Machine learning, computer vision, commercialization Teamwork is an important aspect of the lab, collaboration is key.
A Peloton is a small group of professional bicyclists riding together. Peloton teamwork is thrilling to witness. Each rider take a turn at the front of the pack, peddling as hard as possible for as long as they can endure. As they tire, their legs slow, the second rider in the Peloton takes lead and starts to pedal hard, taking the lead. The mass of the riders creates a wind vortex (draft), that follows the pack. As each lead cyclist runs out of energy, their retreat is to the rear, where they can rest, pulled by the draft of the other team members, without any peddling. Each member of the team moves up the Peloton line to become the lead rider and drops back when their best effort is exhausted.
No matter how ambitious (or how strong) a single cyclist might be, one cyclist cannot catch or outrun a collaborative group. In the MLab, we each make a contribution to the work at hand. Sometimes we lead, other times we (the Peloton) support others as they lead. We respect collaboration and team effort.
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