Graduate research with MORE

Mentor information

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Mentors are a crucial element in the success of the MORE program. Each semester, faculty members help students gain valuable hands-on research experience.

Mentoring Requirements

Mentors in the MORE program:

  • must be a full time faculty member in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • will provide guidance to students through the proposal process and will provide an anonymous letter of support with the application
  • will meet regularly with mentee(s) throughout the semester (average approximately one hour per week)
  • will review and approve the student’s mid-semester summary, end of semester summary, abstract, and poster for the research symposium by stated deadlines
  • will recommend students to submit their research for presentation at a conference and/or publication, if appropriate

Faculty mentors receive $500 at the end of the semester if the student completes all MORE requirements. Faculty can mentor up to five students per semester in the MORE program.

Getting Started

Mentors that would like to work on a proposal for funding for MORE are encouraged to post opportunities for students in the research opportunities section of the MORE website. In addition, faculty can post positions available through REU supplements, other funding sources, or volunteer positions on the MORE website.

Getting Funding

Mentors are encouraged to seek additional sources of funding to continue supporting their researchers beyond the MORE funded semesters through grants, and other funding sources.

New Faculty Mentors

Faculty interested in learning more about the MORE program, the proposal process, and how to connect with graduate students are encouraged to contact Trudi VanderPloeg, MORE Program Administrator, at [email protected].

Mentoring Resources

Team chemistry is key ingredient in formula for research success: The committee’s report, “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science,” completed in 2015, emphasizes that successful science and engineering collaborations hinge not just on a high level of research expertise but also on organization, planning, management and communications skills — and on leadership that can instill a shared vision of the significance of the project goal.

Five Effective Strategies for Mentoring Undergraduates: Students’ Perspectives from the Council on Undergraduate Research also has helpful information for how to be an effective mentor.

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