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
• Feb. 13: SIOY Showcase Judging
• Feb. 29: SIOY Finals
Mentor Alliance members participate in a Speed Mentoring event during Mentor Alliance Day, Nov. 30. 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 SIOY Showcase on Feb. 13, mentors help judge the engineering, innovation, and impact of students' projects, sending the top 7 teams to the final competition.
- Mentor Alliance members: RSVP here by Jan. 30 to be a judge at SIOY Showcase. We can't do it without you!
- 12:00 p.m. Welcome, networking and lunch
- 12:30 p.m. Judging app instructions, etc.
- 1:00 p.m. Formal judging time begins (judges are welcome to leave whenever they're done judging)
- 4:30 p.m. Final call for submitting scores
- 5:00 p.m. Finalists are announced (an email will also be sent out with this information)
On February 29, Mentors are invited to attend SIOY Finals 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.
- Mentor Alliance members: RSVP here and we will reserve you a seat in our VIP section during SIOY Finals on Feb. 29
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