UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING & MENTORING

As a teacher, I recognize the importance of undergraduate student advising. My goals are to assist students in curriculum planning, in planning their career, in locating and helping to apply for internships and undergraduate research opportunities.

(A) Undergraduate Advising | (B) Undergraduate Mentoring
(C) National Society of Collegiate Scholars | (D) Science by Mail



Undergraduate Advising

In AY98/99, I served as advisor to five undergraduates that have not declared a major. John Wilcox, Erica Solomon, Greg Linde, Lori Kemna and Sarah Current.

In AY97/98, I served as advisor to four undergraduates that have not declared a major. Jeffrey Williams, Tom Greenlee, Marie Pickett and Eva Liu.

Serve as undergraduate advisor to varying numbers of undergraduates with major in chemistry.
In AY96/97, I served as advisor to five undergraduates that have not declared a major.

Participated 1992-5 at the "German Stammtisch", a weekly meeting of mostly undergraduate students from Germany and the US with an interest in student exchange between these two countries.

Participated in the writing, mis-en-scene, and performance of the play "Germans!" by Nathalie Pham which was presented at the "International Night" on March 25, 1995, in Jesse Auditorium.

Volunteer, Campus Picnic & Spirit Festivities, August 21, 1995.
Volunteer, Tiger Walk Through, August 22, 1995.

Volunteer, Tiger Walk Through, August 20, 1996.

Volunteer, Explorathon, August 22, 1997, 7-11 pm, SRC.
Volunteer, Tiger Walk Through, August 24, 1997.



Undergraduate Mentoring

Judge, 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Showcase, Arts and Science Week 1999, University of Missouri-Columbia, February 17, 1999.

Since the summer of 1998, I have been involved in mentoring activities that are an outgrowth of my involvement with the Wakonse program. These mentoring activities include mentoring in the Wakonse Residence, mentoring in the CEO Club (Center for Educational Options), and mentoring other faculty.

I have served as mentor for various programs on Campus that aim at providing research opportunities to high school and undergraduate students. These programs include the McNair, Hughes, and NSF-REU programs.

I joined the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) to stay informed about undergraduate affairs. Three CUR publications are particularly helpful in these matters and I have made these available to my advisees frequently.

(1) CUR Notes from the National Office of the Council on Undergraduate Research
(2) Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly
(3) Directory of Research in Chemistry at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, 6th ed., R. N. Roy, Ed.; Council of Undergraduate Research, 1995.

Judge in the category "Physical/Chemical Sciences", 12th Annual Research & Creative Activities Forum, March 4, 1995, University of Missouri-Columbia.



National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) was established on the principle that with scholarship comes a responsibility to develop leadership and a duty to perform servive. The University of Missouri Chapter of NSCS was founded in the fall of 2000 and I serve as the Founding Faculty Advisor.



Science-By-Mail Mentoring

Serve as Science-by-Mail Volunteer Scientist for the Boston Museum of Science. The Boston Museum of Science effort brings hands-on science education to children across the country and around the world. I found volunteering for S-B-M a worthwhile, rewarding, and "do-able" committment. My pen-pal relations have been very friendly through direct contact between the students and myself. Communications used to be by mail and telephone but, more recently, much of the communications are directly by e-mail.

Mentor Activities 1997-98
Victoria Brown, Greenwood, MO 64034-8467, (home)

Mentor Activities 1996-97
Victoria Brown, Greenwood, MO 64034-8467, (home)
Center Middle School, Kansas City, MO 64114, (school)
Raphael Romero, St. Charles, Illinois 60174, (family)
Nancy Chipase, Grandview, MO 64030, (home, Dana, Sarah, Joshua, & Colin)
Cheryl Lawrence, Rozel, Kansas 67574, (home, Justin, Stefanie, & Amanda)

Mentor Activities 1995-96
Pam Page, Irving Elementary School, 311 Gabby St. Blvd. Joplin, MO 64804-1913 (1 class)
Pam Page, North Accelerated Middle School, 102 Gray, Joplin, MO 64801 (2 classes)
Since the summer of 1996, Pam Page is with the enrichment program at South Middle School of the Joplin School System.

Mentor Activities 1994-95
Aprille Hogg, Betty Plasencia Magnet, 2467 Hidalgo Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Jacob Lederer, 753 Elm Grove Ave., Providence, RI 02906-4921
Judy, Matthew & Allison Magee, 18925 Trillium Drive, West Linn, OR 97068
Marcia Baumfeld, La Merced Intermediate, 215 E. Avenida La Merced, Montebello, CA 90640
Wanda Stewart, St. Vincent, 30527 8th Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003 (1 class)