University of Connecticut
2151 Hillside Road, U-3007
Storrs, CT 06269-3007

P: (860) 486-0283
F: (860) 486-2900

Director: Heather Spottiswoode

Contact: Heather Spottiswoode
P: (860) 486-0283
F: (860) 486-2900

UCONN Mentor Connection

Year Program Started: 1996

Max. Participants/Year: 80

Application Deadline: mid March

Program Timeframe: July - August (4 weeks)

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: research, mentoring, pre-college experience

Program Attributes: meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, mentors/advisors provided, possibly credit, and need-based scholarships

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (rising juniors and seniors), GPA/academic standing (3.0 or above), letters of recommendation, transcript, and three essays

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: bio (molecular), biotechnology, chemistry, education, engineering, engineering (biomed), nutrition, pharmacology, physics, psychology, science (biomed), science (health), digital media and design, mechanical, electrical, bio-molecular and chemical engineering

Additional Comments: It is an inquiry-based program for highly-motivated, academically-talented college students who work on real world research projects and get hands-on experience under the supervision of University of Connecticut mentors.