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Mentored Research

916

students participated in mentored research in 2019.

What is Mentored Research?

Mentored research is the opportunity for students to gain firsthand experience with exciting original research projects. Students and professors work together to lead scientific projects and make new discoveries. All students are invited to participate in mentored research!

Mentored research is a paid opportunity focused on learning and application outside of the classroom.

Mentored research is the opportunity for students to gain firsthand experience with exciting original research projects. Students and professors work together to lead scientific projects and make new discoveries. All students are invited to participate in mentored research!

Mentored research is a paid opportunity focused on learning and application outside of the classroom.

How Do I Get Involved?

To get started, contact a professor in a research area that interests you. Learn about their available opportunities and any prerequisites for their projects.

Schedule a time to meet with the professor by calling or emailing them directly. You can also contact the department office.

On average, one credit hour of research is equivalent to three hours per week in the lab.

To get started, contact a professor in a research area that interests you. Learn about their available opportunities and any prerequisites for their projects.

Schedule a time to meet with the professor by calling or emailing them directly. You can also contact the department office.

On average, one credit hour of research is equivalent to three hours per week in the lab.

What Type of Research Will I Do?

Research projects vary per department, professor, and emphasis. Each project will give you invaluable hands-on experience with the industry.

Sometimes you will be asked to work on existing projects, and sometimes you will be invited to start your own. Every project is based on original research.

Students are not expected to know everything prior to working on a project. This is an opportunity to learn, grow, make mistakes, and become a better scientist.

Research projects vary per department, professor, and emphasis. Each project will give you invaluable hands-on experience with the industry.

Sometimes you will be asked to work on existing projects, and sometimes you will be invited to start your own. Every project is based on original research.

Students are not expected to know everything prior to working on a project. This is an opportunity to learn, grow, make mistakes, and become a better scientist.

Why Participate in Mentored Research?

Mentored research is a unique and impactful opportunity for students of the college. This firsthand experience with field work helps you discover what you would like to do in the future. Students have gone on to graduate school, industry work, academia, and continued research opportunities.

Participating students have opportunities to formally publish their findings in scientific journals and present their work at professional conferences.

Mentored research is a unique and impactful opportunity for students of the college. This firsthand experience with field work helps you discover what you would like to do in the future. Students have gone on to graduate school, industry work, academia, and continued research opportunities.

Participating students have opportunities to formally publish their findings in scientific journals and present their work at professional conferences.

"Some of the most important things I've learned at BYU are the things I've gained from my mentored experience."

Jared Carlson, Physics & Astronomy Major

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