Mentorship group, 2016-2017 school yearA cohort of 89 students will be conducting research across STEM and humanities disciplines this year as participants in the Mentorship and Research programs. Mentorship students will travel on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Trimester 1 and 2 to spend the afternoon with their mentors at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, and Duke University. Research students will travel for thier departmental research programs. In addition to working with mentors (who can include professional staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students), Mentorship students meet in small groups with their NCSSM instructors bi-weekly, complete a research journal, and complete several projects to professionally communicate their research. 2016-2017 Mentorship and Research program, by the numbers:
- The 89 participating students represent 39 counties, 50 cities, and come from 63 different high schools in North Carolina. Most of the students come from outside the Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte areas.
- 3rd Bryan has the most Mentorship students travelling this year.
- Every student has a unique topic with mentors in many different departments and disciplines, from bioengineering to humanities, political science, cell biology and neurobiology, and interdisciplinary topics ranging from food science to medical ethics, carbon trading, and fluid mechanics.
Funding for bus and van transportation to mentorship assignments comes from generous donors who give to the NCSSM Foundation. Learn more