Dr. Swanson is currently recruiting graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to serve as near-peer mentors for our SURES (Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Environmental Health Sciences).
In this program, undergraduate students (rising juniors and above) will be engaged in research projects focused on different areas of environmental health sciences in the Colleges of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. In addition, the students will be involved in career-building and social activities through-out the summer (June -August). To enhance the guidance and support of the students, they will be paired with more experienced graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (near-peers).
To pair the mentees with their near-pear mentors, the mentees will select their top three mentors (based on their profiles) and will interact with these mentors during a speed mentor/mentee match session. The expectations of the near-peer mentor and additional information are provided below. Each mentor will receive a $500 stipend.... FULL STORY