Why become a PURE Mentor?

Motivations for previous PURE Mentors:

  • To introduce undergraduates to research
  • To gain mentoring/teaching experience
  • To give undergraduates insight into graduate school
  • To get some help with their research/projects

Why PURE Mentors said they returned to PURE:

  • Being a PURE Mentor provided valuable teaching experience
  • Being a PURE Mentor helped them get part of a research question answered
  • Being a PURE Mentor was fun!

The most commonly mentioned aspect of PURE that met or exceeded past mentor expectations was that mentees were motivated, intelligent, and excited about research.