The selection of Protege Mentors:
•All mentors have extensive research programs
•All mentors are known for working with young researchers
•Faculty usually have extensive research programs
–Have graduate students that help mentor Protégé students
•Industry mentors have group members that help mentor students
Expectation of Protege Mentors:
Protege mentors are expected to work with beginning students to develop their research project. Mentors should provide students with background information about the project and be able to answer the following:
•What is the goal?
•What approach is envisioned?
•What results are being sought?
Protege mentors should provide resources required to accomplish the project and be available to provide ongoing advice on the project. They should personally spend about three (3) hours per week with the student.