Published May 1, 2012
The award was announced during UB’s April 5 Celebration of Academic Excellence.
Since he has been at UB, Singh has mentored more than 90 undergraduates and 22 high school students in his lab.
Well known for his supportive outreach, he believes in building mentoring platforms for students before they begin college.
“The foundation is one of the most important aspects of the mentoring experience,” Singh says. “Countless research has been published showing that the students who excel later in life are often those who were introduced to and engaged in a field of study at a younger age than their peers.”
To this end, Singh is committed to fostering the development of high school mentors.
“Bringing high school teachers into the mentoring process is critical,” he says. “Teachers can excite students to pursue a course of study, particularly in science and math.”