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Dr. Michael Bentley

2017 Mentor of the Year


Dr. Michael Bentley, a professor from the Department of Biological Sciences, was named the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year. He has been a very successful mentor to undergraduate students conducting research, applying for grants, and presenting at many conferences, including the Undergraduate Research Symposium, the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Conference, and Posters on the Hill.

"Dr. Bentley has been an outstanding mentor to me throughout my undergraduate career. He encourages his students to excel by involving them in undergraduate research and always has an open door in case a student has questions...He is patient, kind, intelligent and truly cares about his students. I cannot think of a better professor to receive this award."

Thank you, Dr. Bentley!

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