Mentor applications are closed for the 2017-18 cycle.

Being a REX Mentor

A mentor can be anyone who is doing research at a graduate level or beyond. As a REX mentor, your role is to guide undergraduate mentees with your education and research experience. Mentors provide supervision to 2-4 undergraduate students (or more if you’re comfortable) on a theoretical research project in their field. This involves helping mentees to formulate a research question and providing feedback as they conduct a literature review, design an experiment, predict results, and present their work either as a written report or as a research poster. The time commitment is typically 3-6 hours/week from October to March.

Why get involved with REX?

  • Gain mentorship experience. As a REX mentor, you can develop your leadership, communication, and management skills.
  • Make meaningful connections with undergraduate students. REX students are hardworking, enthusiastic, and curious. Several of our past mentors have gone on to hire their mentees as paid or volunteer research assistants.
  • Pay it forward. Make a positive impact on the lives of undergraduate students by paying forward the support you received throughout your research career.

Past REX Projects

These are posters produced by past REX students. Click on a poster to see it in higher resolution.

REX Mentor Manual