UCSD Mentor Assistance Program Announced

The UCSD San Diego Supercomputer Center and the UCSD School of Medicine Health Sciences Division 

  • Mentor Assistance Program (MAP)
  • November 2015 – May 2016
  • Student Application Period: September 1- 30, 2015

Program Overview 

UC San Diego’s Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) is a new campus-wide program, which will engage high school students in a mentoring relationship with an expert from a vast array of disciplines, from History, Marine Physical Sciences and Nanoengineering to Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Athletics and Computer Science.  MAP’s mission is to provide a pathway for student researchers to gain access to UCSD faculty, postdoctoral fellows and staff to mentor students in their own field of interest (i.e. independent study, class projects or Science Fair projects).  Students may choose to communicate with a mentor over email or may indicate their interest to visit the mentor’s lab or work environment. MAP is an opportunity for students to take the first step into a potential career path. MAP students will build an early foundation for success in their academic career. 

UCSD’s MAP has received astounding support from the UCSD campus and community and we welcome all students with open arms, including underserved populations, women and those with disabilities.  As such, UCSD will provide a San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Compass Card to all accepted students who have transportation concerns.

Further Program and Application Information 

For complete information about MAP, including eligibility, to meet the program mentors, to download a program flyer, view a MAP program video and to download a MAP student application, please visit http://education.sdsc.edu/studenttech/?page_id=879.

Guidance and Answers at Your Fingertips
Kellie Church of the School of Medicine (kbchurch@ucsd.edu; x40308) and Ange Mason of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (amason@ucsd.edu, x45064) are available to provide guidance and answer any questions you might have. Just ask!