Mentoring Undergraduate Program
The Mentoring Undergraduates Program (MentorUP) in the Chemistry Department at NC State University provides a mentorship network for incoming undergraduate students to assist them as they transition to life at NC State. MentorUp consists of small groups (e.g., 3-5 first-year undergraduate students) who meet several times over the course of a semester with graduate and upperclass undergraduate mentors. Mentors will engage with, and share resources and advice to incoming undergraduates in order to increase the retention of students in the field, especially those who belong to historically underrepresented groups in STEM, including women, first generation, and Black, Idigineous, People of Color [BIPOC]. Through mentorship meetings and events, MentorUP hopes to foster long-lasting relationships between undergraduates and graduate students, and to increase the number of students who go on to pursue careers in chemistry.