Mentorship and Special Projects

OSSM’s mentorship program gives students opportunities to work on research projects with professional scientists and technologists, typically outside OSSM. Mentorships are available in students’ senior year, and some even begin in the second semester of their junior year. Details of the program are available through the Mentorship Coordinator, Dr. Brent Richards.

In a mentorship, student performance is assessed by the student’s mentor and the Mentorship Coordinator.  A student participating in a special project is evaluated by a designated OSSM faculty advisor. A written progress report is given during the semester. The student receives a final grade and credit upon completion of the mentorship/project.