Hilliard Kutscher recieves University at Buffalo CSTEP Distinguished Research Faculty Mentor Award

Hilliard Kutscher giving a tour to STEM students.

Published April 25, 2017

Dr. Hilliard Kutscher has been selected to receive the University at Buffalo CSTEP Distinguished Research Faculty Mentor Award.  

This award recognizes faculty research mentors who embody the qualities found in an outstanding research mentor.

UB CSTEP research interns nominated faculty members who embody the essence of a mentor-mentee relationship that trains and provides support to students in STEM and the licensed professions. This commitee recognizes those who went beyond what faculty members normally do as researchers, teachers and advisors. The committee looked for faculty who distinguished themselves by consistently helping students develop their intellectual curiosity, their capacity for contemplating deeper questions, and a lifelong commitment to learning.  This award also recognizes faculty research mentors who support CSTEP’s mission to increase the success of talented underrepresented students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), Allied Health and the licensed professions.

Since inception, CSTEP at the University at Buffalo has served over 3,500 students.  Their program is now the largest CSTEP Program in New York State and has grown to provide services and resources to 400 talented underrepresented students pursing the licensed professions, as well as professions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) annually.  High Impact resources available to CSTEP students include: faculty mentored research, graduate school preparation, scholarships, career advisement, tutoring, monthly seminars, conferences, and community involvement.  These resources provide a comprehensive support network to assist a diverse group of students in achieving their academic and career goals.


UB CSTEP's work is proudly recognized in the national effort to innovate and broaden Americans in the global context of STEM. CSTEP has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).  This award, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF), recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to mentoring students and increasing the participation of minorities and women in STEM.  

Dr. Hilliard Kutscher will be recognized during the CSTEP 30 Alumni Reunion and Scholarship Anniversary Gala on May 12th. Interested individuals can view celebration details here.

More information on CSTEP can be found here.