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Delaware Valley Science Fairs
Mentorship Program

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Dear Colleague:

The Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc., is in the process of refining the Mentorship Program for students and teachers involved with research projects.

The science fair hosts students that live in a rich, scientific community and we endeavor to have our students benefit from the technical expertise around them.  Many of the top participants have had the benefit of mentorship.  We would like to extend this opportunity to more students that would request technical support.

The role of a mentor is to encourage and support future scientists and engineers.  The task need not be a great demand of your time.  It could be as simple as a phone conversation or email with the student or teacher.  The ideal situation would be to provide laboratory assistance with the student and the research.

If you elect to serve as a mentor, the program will be monitored carefully.  Every effort will be made to accommodate the mentor and the student.  Over the years we have found students who are provided with the mentorship opportunity become enthusiastic about their research and the fascinating world of engineering and science.  Throughout the process students will be required to meet with their classroom teacher and report on their investigations and the general progress of the project.

We will also follow up with you on the overall mentoring process and the progress of the student and the research.  Your role in the process is a vital key to the learning experience of the students.  A small portion of your time and expertise can make a lifetime of difference for these students. Your willingness to mentor students is greatly appreciated.

Please fill out an on-line registration form if you are interested in becoming a mentor.

Please fill out a registration form if you are a student looking for a mentor

Student Forms should be sent to:

Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc.
236 Randell Hall, Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104

or fax to: 215-895-5842

Sincerely,

Sheila Romine
Mentorship Director