Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Biology Professor Honored With the CRL Director's Award

Release Date: 
May 8 2012

Dr. Steve Randall

Rick Ward, director of the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning (CRL), recently presented the CRL Director's Award to Dr. Steve Randall for his outstanding leadership and mentoring of undergraduate research.

Dr. Randall has been faculty at IUPUI School of Science for more than 20 years. He has mentored over 49 undergraduate-research projects. Of these, 33 undergraduates have appeared on published abstracts or delivered talks, and seven have been co-authors on peer-reviewed published papers.

Dr. Randall has been a mentor for the LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) Program, the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program’s full-time summer research component, the DSRP (Diversity Scholars Research Program), the School of Science Minority Research Scholarship Program, the IUPUI UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program), and the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI).

He is currently co-P.I. on a National Science Foundation-Undergraduate Research Mentoring program (NSF-URM) grant titled, A Multi-year Immersion in Interdisciplinary Research, with co-P.I. Brenda Blacklock, for close to one million dollars ($943,000). The NSF-URM will support 19 to 38 undergraduate students and their research mentors over the course of five years. Approximately 21 potential undergraduate mentors were recruited for this admirable program.

Congratulations, Dr. Randall!