Research Mentorship Program


2017-2018 Sophomore Research Mentorship Recipients

What is it?

Get involved with the opportunities and resources available to you at BYU! The WE@BYU: Women in Engineering and Technology Research Mentorship program is an excellent way for Freshman and Sophomore women students to gain experience in their respective field.You’ll have the opportunity to conduct research in a laboratory while being mentored by a faculty member. The mentorship will last two semesters and require approximately five hours of research per week, and, as a participant, you’ll be paid for your time.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any first or second year female, BYU student that has declared a major in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology is eligible for the program. Recipients are selected based on academic merit and a short essay. If you are eligible, you will be notified by the college. 

When can I apply?

You will be contacted by WE@BYU via email when the application is open. Incoming Freshman should look for their invitation around April 1st, with the application closing the third week of April. Sophomores should watch for their invitation around July 1st, with their application closing the third week in July. 

Why should I apply?

Participants in the Research Mentorship Program, as well as other undergraduate research programs, have an opportunity to participate in their major in a way that is almost impossible to achieve by simply attending classes. You will receive hands on experience in labs, learn more about the new technologies in your field of study, and realize that you are capable of SO MUCH MORE than you ever thought possible. Through learning valuable skills and developing relationships with professors and other research students, your time as a student in the Research Mentorship Program will be unforgettable.


Don't just take it from us, listen to what other students are saying!

"Thank you so much for providing me with the opportunity to participate in this program! Through this experience I have not only gained a significant amount of knowledge and experience, but have been able to achieve things that would otherwise be impossible as a freshman. Through your generosity I have had the opportunity to perform research, publish a paper, and have flown out to Boston to present it. None of this could have been possible without your help! I am so grateful for the chance I have had to participate in this program and for the lifelong lessons and connections I have made."

--Elise, Construction Management (2017)


"I am so grateful for this chance I have had to be a part of this mentorship.  I have learned many valuable things that will serve me throughout my whole career.  It is a great jumpstart to a successful career.  My mentor has offered me a project that I will be able to use as a future master’s thesis. This research mentorship has led me down a path I did not even know was available.  Thanks to this mentorship I now have a clear idea of where I'm going with my major and career.  Thank you so much!"

--Aubrey, Civil & Environmental Engineering (2017)


"Thank you so much for sponsoring this mentorship! This has been an incredible experience for me to do research as a young undergrad. I have absolutely loved working in the lab, particularly the cleanroom. While working in my mentorship, I have been able to fellowship other EE students and gain a lot of knowledge that might pertain to future careers, such as microfabrication. I am excited to continue working in the program and hope to be able to keep on doing research. This mentorship has boosted my confidence as a woman in engineering and I have had so much fun! Once again, thank you."

--Linsey, Electrical & Computer Engineering (2017)

Applications for Fall/Winter 2018/2019 were sent out via email in April for incoming freshman and July for sophomores.