Inaugural Awards for BU Undergraduate Mentors

Winners feted at annual Undergrad Academic Advising Symposium Students say one of the best questions posed to them by Paul Lipton, director of the CAS undergraduate program in neuroscience and of UROP, is, “why not?” Photo by Kalman Zabarsky Paul Lipton should be plenty busy with his work as a highly regarded neuroscientist and his responsibilities as director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). But his students seem to be most impressed by the time he makes—often on a weekly basis—to act as a trusted confidant and sounding board, sharing advice about what courses to take, the best research opportunities to pursue, and the pros and cons of different career paths. Lipton, a College of Arts & Sciences research associate professor of neuroscience, will be honored with one of two new…


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