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LS-LAMP mentor application

Thank you for taking the time to consider being a mentor in Louisiana Tech University’s Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-LAMP) program. LS-LAMP is a comprehensive, statewide, coordinated program aimed at substantially increasing the number and quality of minority students enrolling in and completing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and subsequently going on to pursue graduate studies in STEM disciplines.

We are seeking two types of mentors for this program: a research mentor who can supervise and mentor students in their own research activities and a program mentor who can be another resource to offer guidance outside of research.

We know that you are all very busy and so we want to make this as simple and effective as possible.

If you agree to be a research mentor, we ask that you:

  • Provide a research project for a student who shares an interest in your area of research
  • Meet with that student regularly about their research to ensure progress and appropriate feedback
  • Assist the student in preparing for conferences, including but not limited to the LS-LAMP annual conference
  • Participate in quarterly LS-LAMP team meetings.Dates to be set by the organizing committee and announced at the beginning of the quarter.

If you agree to be a program mentor, we ask that you:

  • Meet monthly with your student to discuss academic progress, research activities, and career goals
  • Provide guidance and feedback on student CV, cover letters, and other professional development activities
  • Participate in quarterly LS-LAMP team meetings.Dates to be set by the organizing committee and announced at the beginning of the quarter.

Your mentees will be expected to ensure that together you meet these expectations and will keep a record of your visits in order to share their experience with the program directors and others.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in the program by by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16. Upon review of student applications and career goals, mentors whose background and expertise most align with student goals will be paired with mentees.  You will receive notification of decisions decisions by Friday, Sept. 3.

This work is made possible through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant through the Louisiana Board of Regents and led by Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge.

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