Graduate students or postdoctoral researchers participating in the program are expected to:
  • Supervise, instruct, and mentor your assigned Undergraduate Scholar(s) while they are in the lab
  • Attend scheduled graduate mentor professional development seminars to gain knowledge on how to develop supervisory and mentoring skills
  • Attend selected undergraduate seminars to lend support, experience, and knowledge to the topics that they will be discussing
  • Meet on a weekly basis with the undergrad in a formal setting
  • Provide feedback to the undergraduate scholar(s) you are mentoring re: their research project abstract and poster that they will be presenting at the Research Poster Expo
  • Attend the Research Poster Expo that will be held at the end of the program
  • Calculate standard letter grades for the undergraduate scholar if they are choosing to receive credit for their research.  (Depending on your research group’s dynamics, this may be done by your advisor/the undergraduate’s faculty sponsor.)
  • Complete end-of-semester evaluations


Graduate students or postdoctoral researchers:
  • Attend research seminar luncheons and mentoring workshops
  • Develop supervisory and mentoring skills
  • Receive mentor awards of $600 per semester ($1000 per semester for mentoring two or more students) for professional development

NOTE: Faculty members directly mentoring undergraduate researchers receive $600 per semester to help defray the cost of the undergraduate student’s research project.