Faculty Mentors

Information concerning what mentors are responsible for.

Mentors can offer their student teams:

  • Motivation
  • Expertise and direction
  • Academic advice
  • Research tools and knowledge

Mentors should underline the importance of the learning process to students. Their project may be valid – maybe even a winner – even though it didn’t culminate in a finished product. Mentors encourage students to learn that research raises as many questions as it provides answers. Although students’ projects may result in an unsuccessful trial, their projects may still be winners depending on the learning process involved.

Mentors will receive timely reminders concerning deadlines for the contest, advising them to contact their student teams and keep them on track.