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 BYU Engineering Together (BE Together) initiatives, participate in one-on-one virtual mentoring, and much more. Students love every chance they get to glean knowledge and experience from the mentors, and mentors get to network with each other while helping students.
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
• Feb. 15: SIOY Showcase Judging
• Mar. 1: SIOY Finals
Mentor Alliance members participated in a Speed Mentoring event during Mentor Alliance Day, Nov. 17. They provided 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 SIOY Showcase on Feb. 15, mentors helped judge the innovation, engineering, and impact of students' projects, and sending the top 7 teams to the final competition.
On March 1, Mentors were invited to attend SIOY Finals to sit in the VIP section and watch the top 7 teams present their ideas on stage, vying for a share of the $50k in prize money and for that elusive title: Student Innovator of the Year.
You can view the exciting 2023 final competition on our YouTube channel here. And as an example of other past projects students have brought to the contest, you can view the 2020-21 gallery of SIOY Showcase video submissions here.
Mentor Alliance members are also invited to join the Student Innovator of the Year Networking Group on LinkedIn to connect with students and offer mentorship on their innovation projects.
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Mentor Alliance Day