Jacqueline Cole Receives the 2023 Michael Dickey Outstanding Research Mentor Award
The NC State Michael Dickey Outstanding Research Mentor Award is an annual award given to a faculty member at North Carolina State University who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to mentoring and supporting undergraduate and graduate student researchers. The award is named in honor of Dr. Michael Dickey, a former faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering who was known for his dedication to mentoring and inspiring students.
This award recognizes faculty members who have shown a sustained commitment to mentoring student researchers, providing them with guidance, support and opportunities to develop their research skills and interests. Nominees are evaluated based on their mentoring philosophy, the impact they have had on their students and the ways in which they created a supportive and inclusive research environment.
This year, Jacqueline (Jacque) Cole, associate professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, was nominated by several undergraduate students in her lab and received the award on April 26 at the Spring Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium. The following are quotes from Jacque’s students that were shared at the awards ceremony: