Graduate student Elise Hopman was recognized with the University of Wisconsin–Madison Award for Mentoring Undergraduates in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities. A member of the Language and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (LCNL) within the Department of Psychology, Elise excels in helping her students thrive at the university. Elise’s mentees have spoken at University-wide events, participated in summer research and study abroad programs, and won department, university, and national awards. Working in LCNL, her research assistants have made important contributions to the language learning research in the lab. Elise’s students have successfully acquired grant funding for their independent research projects which have culminated so far in a thesis award as well as national and international conference presentations.
As Provost Karl Scholz shared, “Mentoring can be one of the great joys of working in higher education, but it also takes time and emotional energy. It is one of those ‘unsung’ activities that is vital to our students and is a critical input to helping UW–Madison be the wonderful university that it is.”
Thank you for the difference you are making in the lives of our students, Elise!