It all starts with faculty mentors – they are the most important educational component of the INFEWS Scholars experience.
- Each scholar will have two faculty mentors from complementary areas of study.
- Faculty mentors help students select courses, write papers, prepare conference presentations, and identify internship, public service, outreach, and professional development opportunities.
Each scholar will be paired with an alumni mentor who works in the student’s desired career path.
- Alumni mentors can help INFEWS Scholars address questions about educational and research progress, career and financial goals, work-life balance, etc.
In addition, there are opportunities for INFEWS Scholars to serve as mentors.
- PhD students will direct an undergraduate mentee in research, and provide academic and career advice.
- Some examples of mentorship opportunities include:
- Graduates Linked to Undergraduates in Engineering (GLUE) – offers opportunities for graduate students to mentor undergraduate engineering students in an introductory and practical research experience.
- UT’s Environmental Science Institute – Summer Research Undergraduate Experience – NSF-funded program that provides undergraduates with experience in research related to climate change.