Undergraduate research is a theme that extends across all aspects of my career. I am a Councilor for the Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research and have been facilitating faculty development workshops on undergraduate research mentoring since 2009. My scholarly work on undergraduate research focuses on team-based and multi-mentoring strategies. I am currently working on a GeoPATHS project with Dr. Greg Wiles (Wooster) to develop a Geoscience Learning Ecosystem to engage early-career students from historically marginalized groups in an authentic, community-driven, project-based experience, supported by near-peer mentors.
NSF-GEO-ICER – $295,878
GP-UP: Applied Geosciences at the Soil, Water and Energy Nexus; PI w/ Co-PI Greg Wiles (Wooster)
Nicholson, B.A.*, M. Pollock, C. Ketcham, M. Bata, E.D. Bradley, H.M. FitzGibbon, (2017) Beyond the Mentor-Mentee Model: A Case for Multi-Mentoring in Undergraduate Research, Perspectives on Undergraduate Research Mentoring, 6.
Bradley, E.D., M. Bata, H.M. FitzGibbon, C. Ketcham, *B.A. Nicholson, M. Pollock, (2017). Structure of Mentoring in Undergraduate Research: Multi-Mentor Models, Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 1, 35-42.
Pollock, M., L. Guertin, (2013). Online guide encourages undergraduate research using social media, CUR Quarterly, 34(2), 14.
Judge, S., M. Pollock, G. Wiles, and M. Wilson, (2012). Mentored undergraduate research in the geosciences, Eos Trans. AGU, 93(36), 345-346, doi:10.1029/2012EO360001.
Pollock, M., (2011). Role of technology in undergraduate research in the geosciences: a rapidly changing landscape, On The Cutting Edge – Undergraduate Research as a Teaching Practice.
Bradley, E.B., M. Bata, H. FitzGibbon, C. Ketcham, *B. Nicholson, M. Pollock, E. Dolan, (2016). The structure of mentoring in undergraduate research: Multi-mentor models, presented at 2016 CEL Conference on Excellent Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Research, Elon, NC, 24-25 July.
Wirth, K.R., J. Garver, L. Greer, M. Pollock, R.J. Varga, C.M. Davidson, H.M. Frey, D.K. Hubbard, W.H. Peck, and R.A. Wobus, (2015). Improving undergraduate research experiences with an intentional mentoring program: Lessons learned through assessment of Keck Geology Consortium programs: ED13D-0909, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
*Nicholson, B.A., M. Pollock, S. Judge, (2014). Meta-analysis of mentoring models in marine science undergraduate research programs, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46, 6, 576.
Fox, L.K., L.A. Guertin, P.L. Manley, M. Pollock, (2013). Undergraduate research as effective pedagogy supported by the Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (GEOCUR), GSA Abstracts with Programs, 45, 7, 319-7.
Pollock, M., and L. Guertin, (2012). Enhancing undergraduate research with social media, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 44, 7, 611.
Manley, P.L., and M. Pollock, (2012). Undergraduate research across the geoscience curriculum: Independent study projects and senior thesis, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 44, 7, 611.
Pollock, M., and M.A. Wilson, (2010). Best practices in international undergraduate research from the Independent Study program at the College of Wooster. GSA Abstracts with Programs, 42, 5, 439.
Guertin, L., J. Ryan, M. Pollock, E. Heise, (2010). GeoCUR at 25: How working with undergraduate researchers has changed with time, 2010 CUR National Conference.
Pollock, M., (2008). Portfolios as a learning and assessment tool in an undergraduate Mineralogy/Petrology course, GSA Fall Meet., Abstract #308-4.
Brittany Nicholson (2016) The role of relational and multi-mentoring in undergraduate research