USC’s Young Researchers Program is recruiting new mentors for the summer of 2019. For the past 10 years, YRP has mentored over 100 high school students to successfully conduct research in a collegiate setting. We welcome mentors from all backgrounds in STEM. Our mission statement: “To provide motivated high school students from neighborhoods around USC the opportunity to learn about STEM fields and complete their own scientific research project.”
With the help of graduate students, post-docs, and faculty supervisors, high school students near the greater USC-area are mentored for about 5 weeks. The goal is to complete a small project (designed by the mentor) to be presented among other students. If you are interested in mentoring a student (or know someone in your lab who is) here are some important details:
• March 22nd- Mentor Commitment Deadline
• June 5th – Mentor orientation (mandatory)
• June 19th – Mentee orientation (optional for mentors to meet mentee)
• June 24th – Mentees start working in the labs (flexible if you’re out of town)
• August 2nd – Poster Symposium
• High school students will be supervised for 15 hours per week; how that time is split in the lab, is up to the supervising mentor
• Mentors receive a personal $300 stipend and $200 lab-supply reimbursement for participating in the program.
• All mentors and Lab’s Principal Investigators MUST sign an online agreement form to participate. No exceptions.
• All mentors must complete an online mandated reporter training for working with minors.
If you would like to mentor a student please email me
or sign the form
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.
YRP Outreach Coordinator
Published on March 14th, 2019
Last updated on March 14th, 2019