Twenty-one students this year received the Chappell Lougee Scholarship for summer research, with a few more awards yet to be finalized, according to Christina Mesa, an Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) academic director and the scholarship’s coordinator. The recipient group currently includes only three male students.
Undergraduate Advising and Research
In the past 50 years, socioeconomic status has become an increasingly important predictor of academic achievement on standardized tests, according to a recently published study by Stanford associate professor of education Sean Reardon.
The Chappell Lougee Scholarship for summer research projects received a record number of applications by the Feb. 1 deadline, according to Christina Mesa, an Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) academic director and the scholarship’s new coordinator. Winners can receive grants up to $6,000.
Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) reinstated mandatory quarterly check-ins with pre-major advisors (PMAs) beginning with the Class of 2014. With a year under the program’s belt, UAR is facilitating feedback to try to further improve the pre-major advising experience at Stanford.
Many Stanford students do not take the summer off — they do not simply return home to lounge on the couch and watch television, despite how relaxing that may sound. Instead, students venture into uncharted waters, exploring new ways to add to their experiences with internships, research and volunteering.
Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR), part of the VPUE, applauds your interest in strengthening academic advising at Stanford. Responsible for virtually all undergraduate advising except that which takes place within the major, UAR is in the midst of a concerted effort to improve undergraduate advising by educating students about the values and benefits of the advising resources available to them. We do this within a national context — our peer institutions around the nation find that advising is the thing that students are least satisfied with, as the Provost recently stated to the Faculty Senate. We look forward to doing so with support of faculty, staff and students as well as the upcoming SUES recommendations and report. We also do so with the knowledge that in this, the third year in which all freshmen and sophomores have had an Academic Director, it is clear the program has been a success and made quite a difference in advising at Stanford.