Katherine Faust, sociology professor, is the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program March Mentor of the Month. The UCI social sciences doctoral alumnus (`85) specializes largely in research on social networks and using mathematical models for social network structure and process. Her mentees have consistently received the Department of Sociology Robin Williams prize for best undergraduate research paper of the year and many have gone on to first rate graduate programs in sociology, law and business. A majority of her mentees have presented their work at the annual UROP symposium and two have had their research selected for publication in program's journal. In 2011, she received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences and was selected among all faculty award winners to receive the Special Recognition Award for her work mentoring undergraduate students.

Learn more about Faust's mentorship role and what led her to give back to undergraduate students at UCI.


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