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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement Office of Undergraduate Research

Apply to Be a Peer Mentor

As a peer mentor fellow, you will:

  • Observe and learn mentoring and leadership strategies from faculty mentors and administrators leading the Office of Undergraduate Research.
  • Prepare to apply mentoring skills leading a group of Research Scholars participating in a two day Research Skills Short Course in January/February.
  • Learn how to guide and direct novice undergraduate researchers in preparing for and continuing work in established research labs.
  • Collaborate with other fellows on motivating new researchers and best practices for ongoing peer mentoring.
  • Assist undergraduate Research Scholars with preparing and displaying their work in poster format at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (SURCA).
  • Have opportunities to present and discuss your own research to a wide array of audiences, such as classes, advisory boards, or even the WSU board of regents.
  • Be eligible for a scholarship to support your academic endeavors.

Application Form

The 2020 application to become an Undergraduate Peer Mentor for fall 2020 and spring 2021 is now closed. The deadline was Friday, July 3, 2020. You can contact ug.research@wsu.edu if you have any further questions.