Engineering Outreach Mentors
Inspire tomorrow's engineers. Be a mentor.
Bringing engineering expertise to local schools, Engineering Outreach Mentors are the field agents of the Center for Engineering Outreach.
Chosen from top engineering students, Engineering Outreach Mentors work with K-12 students and teachers to help them understand more about engineering.
These paid, student mentors help teach and facilitate engineering lessons in K-12 classrooms, but more importantly, they're role models for kids.
So if you're a good communicator, have personal transportation and want to make some extra money, apply to be an Engineering Outreach Mentor and help make a difference in the life of a kid.
Students applying to become mentors must meet the following criteria:
- be enrolled as an engineering student at Texas Tech;
- have personal transportation for travel to K-12 schools;
- participate for the entire academic year.
Benefits and Responsibilities
Engineering Outreach Mentors are paid $6.50 per hour, including travel time to and from schools.
As part of the Center for Engineering Outreach team, mentors are expected to
- work 5 hours per week in K-12 classrooms;
- attend monthly meetings;
- attend one day of training each semester.
Students interested in becoming Engineering Outreach Mentors are encouraged to apply each year.
After all the applications have been received, finalists are selected by a committee and invited to interview with the Center for Engineering Outreach.
New Engineering Outreach Mentors will be announced in time for fall training.
How to Apply
We've already busy selecting our mentors for this year, but we'll be taking applications again in the fall.
Check back on the first day of class for more information about next year's application process.
Meet our mentors
They're eleven of the college's best students, with a heart for K-12 kids.
Meet this year's Engineering Outreach Mentors
Making a difference
It takes a special kind of person to be a make a difference in a kid's life.
Our Engineering Outreach Mentors are students who understand that everytime they step in the classroom, their making a difference.
- Mentors are committed
Mentors know the value of what they do.
- Mentors are accepting
Mentors know that every kid is important.
- Mentors are teachers
Mentors know how to help teachers in their classroom.
- Mentors are adaptable
Mentors know how to be effective in many situations.
- Mentors are observers
Mentors know they will learn as their kids learn.
- Mentors are encouraging
Mentors know kids need to hear that they are awesome.
Adapted from The Good Mentor by James B. Rowley