Purdue Research Mentor Information
The Office of Undergraduate Research seeks Purdue researchers interested in mentoring incoming students on projects during the Spring 2022 semester. Student participants will be compensated for 8-10 hours of weekly research work during the semester while attending a research support seminar. The Purdue research mentor is a component of the first-year student's mentorship team along with an undergraduate research peer mentor.
Benefits of Mentoring Purdue First-Year Undergraduate Research Program Students
- Serve as a welcoming presence on campus as a disciplinary expert and mentor
- Involve students early in their collegiate career with authentic and compensated research work
- Provide mentorship that may have been valuable or much needed in your own research success
- Connect with new Boilermakers early in their collegiate career to help target future teaching and/or mentoring roles
Submit Your Project to be a First-Year Research Mentor
If you are interested in hosting a first-year student during Spring 2022, please "Submit a New Project" on OURConnect under the "First-Year Research Program" heading. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues or questions about this process.
Additional Program Information
The Purdue First-Year Undergraduate Research Program provides new Boilermakers an academic-year experience to prepare and conduct research with expert Purdue researchers who may not have considered research while attending Purdue. These students will take a research preparation course during the fall semester and then would work alongside you during the spring semester while taking a research skills course.