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About Mentor Alliance

Members of Mentor Alliance are select professionals who use their experience and expertise to help BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering students refine their leadership and technical skills through impactful mentoring opportunities. Mentors provide feedback and serve as judges for the annual Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) competition, train club leaders, contribute to Women in Engineering initiatives, participate in one-on-one virtual mentoring, and much more. Students cherish these opportunities to glean from mentors' knowledge and experience.

Mentor Alliance membership is by invitation only. No financial contribution is necessary to participate.
If you are interested in being a mentor to BYU engineering students, please contact Jim Trent, Assistant Dean, to find out about joining Mentor Alliance.

Mentor Alliance Opportunities

Student Innovator of the Year (SIOY) Mentoring and Judging

Mentor Alliance members participate in a Speed Mentoring event in the fall where they provide valuable feedback to the SIOY competitors regarding how to further develop and hone their projects for a showcase and final competition in the winter semester. At the showcase (typically in February), mentors judge the innovation, engineering, and impact of students' projects, sending a select number of teams to the final competition to compete for a share of $50k in prize money.

To get an idea of the kind of projects students bring to the contest, you can view the 2020-21 gallery of SIOY Showcase video submissions here, and the exciting finals competition on our YouTube channel here.

Students of all disciplines will soon be applying for the 2021-22 SIOY Competition, and Mentor Alliance member talents and expertise will be essential, as always.

Email jim.trent@byu.edu if you have any questions.