The Society of Peer Mentors is a student organization at LSU that focuses on mentoring and leadership for the College of Engineering. Our goal is to help students transition to LSU and the College through a variety of activities and programs. Activities include K-12 outreach, robotics mentoring, and freshmen mentoring through camps and classes.
SPM is open to all students enrolled in a major in the College of Engineering. You must be an undergraduate student in good standing and have a positive attitude. Peer mentor applications and interviews start in January each year. You will be asked to provide a resume and at least one reference before interviews. If accepted, you will be required to attend a minimum of 12 hours of leadership training in the spring. Paid opportunities for active members include working the Encounter Engineering freshmen bridge camp, mentoring students in introductory courses and K-12 robotics teams, as well as serving as engineering supplemental instructors and working in the STEP office. For more information, contact SPM Staff Advisor, Adrienne Steele.
Applications are currently closed for 2017. We will resume the application process in January 2018.
Robotics Mentors lead regional elementary, middle, and high school teams in FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC), FIRST Lego League (FLL), and VEX robotics. Mentors work with the schools' teams in order to inspire young students to become involved in these exciting and innovative technological fields. We teach our mentors that being a leader of a robotics team means facilitating teamwork, encouraging innovative problem solving, assisting with computer programming and basic design, and supporting them throughout their project. Check out the Robotics Mentors Blog here.
Read April's blog about her experience planning a delivering a robotics workshop for K-12 teachers here.
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The Society of Peer Mentors is sponsored by the NSF STEP project at LSU.
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