The Hayfield Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence
This award recognizes the commitment of Penn State Wilkes-Barre to developing and sustaining an enriched learning environment for undergraduate students. This award is given to a campus faculty member (full-time or part-time) who has made a significant contribution to enriching the academic and intellectual worth of our students by engaging them in undergraduate research activities.
Any instructor at Penn State Wilkes-Barre who has been teaching during the academic year in which the award is given is eligible for this award.
Undergraduate research projects are judged on the basis of their impact on both student learning as well as providing students with a learning opportunity beyond the classroom. In particular, the criteria for this award include, but are not limited to:
- Impact on student learning. The degree to which the faculty member has impacted student learning by involving the student or a group of students in different undergraduate research projects.
- Intellectual student enrichment. The degree to which students involved in this project have become intellectually enriched by being exposed to topics, concepts, projects that extend beyond the courses they have taken.
- Student presentations at undergraduate research symposiums or conferences. The degree to which the project has been presented by the students in the appropriate venues.
In the left-hand menu you will find a link to the nomination form. Anyone may nominate eligible persons for the award. Nominations are made to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Hayfield Award Committee.