Provost's Award for Undergraduate Research/Creative Mentoring: Nicolas  Stadie, Founders Day Faculty Awards, Academic Year 2022-23. Portrait of Nicholas Stadie.

Nicholas Stadie

Nicholas P. Stadie, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has won the 2023 Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Research/Creativity Mentoring. This award, which carries a $2,000 honorarium sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, recognizes a faculty member who engages undergraduate students in valuable learning through research and creativity.  

“Dr. Stadie is a scholar and educator who is fully committed to the MSU mission,” said Michelle Miley, associate dean for the College of Letters and Science, in a nomination letter.  

Since arriving at MSU in 2017, Stadie has shown extraordinary commitment to the mission of undergraduate education through research mentoring, Miley wrote. Since then, he has spent approximately 4,000 hours mentoring 35 undergraduate research students in eight departments. Twenty-nine of those students have received meritorious awards for research in their educational careers. 

In addition to mentorship in research, Stadie consistently receives positive feedback from peers and students for undergraduate research coursework that fulfills the criteria for Core 2.0, a program through which students undertake an independent research project with a unique hypothesis and experimental plan.