Mentoring


L.E.A.R.N. students will have various mentors during their time in the program. Each student will be assigned a Peer Knights Coach who is an upperclassman involved in research and has previously participated in the F-L.E.A.R.N. program. Through monthly meetings with their  PeerKnights Coach, students will receive assistance in their transition to UCF, first-hand suggestions for time management and class scheduling, and someone to talk to who is excited about research too!

F-L.E.A.R.N. students also benefit from graduate student mentorship. Graduate students offer invaluable advice on graduate education, research experience, and possible insight into future careers. Each Graduate Research Mentor will be assigned one or two students to mentor in a research environment throughout the 12-week spring semester apprenticeship. This mentor will teach basic research activities and provide socialization to the research environment. The graduate mentor will interact with the students during the IDS courses and be available to share their experience as an undergraduate researcher as well.

Throughout the year, every F-L.E.A.R.N. student will benefit from faculty and staff mentoring. This includes one-on-one interactions with our dedicated L.E.A.R.N. program Coordinator Darya Farsinejad and Instructor, Dr. Mary Tripp.