Parents, teachers, and sponsors are valuable assets to help you develop a safe procedure and complete your DVSF forms. If you need more technical expertise or access to certain equipment, request a mentor. Although we are not able to promise a laboratory or equipment for every request, we do have a community of mentors waiting to advise and support you according to your needs and their individual situations.
The Mentorship Program is not intended to provide you with a topic for research or to place you into an ongoing research team. Our mentors are here to help you with YOUR project.
Steps to Complete Before Applying for a Mentor:
- Think of project ideas in an area of interest to you
- Do background literature review to discover existing research on your topic
- Propose a question, hypothesis, and procedure
- Meet with your sponsor to develop your ideas further and complete DVSF forms
- Determine specific mentorship needs-area of expertise, equipment required, etc.
- Complete an online Mentorship Request
Criteria for Mentorship Request:
- Currently in grades 6 through 12
- Project has been approved by Sponsor and DVSF forms have been completed
- Parents agree to oversee and approve mentorship arrangements
Expectations of Student Responsibility:
- Be respectful of mentor's time and be prepared for each meeting or conversation
- Keep parents informed on all interactions with mentors
- Meet regularly with sponsor and report on progress
- Follow through on work to which you have committed
- Remember to thank your mentor
For More Information, Contact Us
Director of Communications & Mentorship