Brock University Science Mentorship Program

Brock University Science Mentorship Program

This unique program links senior secondary school students to Brock mentors from various disciplines including Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Neuroscience, and Physics.  Initially introduced by Dr. Joseph Engemann of Brock's Faculty of Education in 1994, the program is designed for students who are highly interested in science, demonstrate significant scientific curiousity, and are capable of working independently.  The Brock University Science Mentorship Program offers the opportunity to pursue a real-life scientific investigation under the supervision of a faculty or staff member in a university laboratory environment. 

Secondary school science and co-op teachers from across Niagara annually encourage and nominate gifted students to participate in this program.  Applications are received in the spring with placements commencing the following fall semester of the secondary school year.  Students are matched with mentors who are conducting research in subject areas that are of interest to the student.  The supervising secondary school teacher maintains a continual dialogue with the student and periodically meets with the mentor.  The primary goal of this program is to encourage these mentored students to consider a career in the sciences.  This one-on-one committment by Brock faculty and staff is truly an exceptional opportunity.

For further information please contact:
Office of the Dean, Faculty of Mathematics & Science
Brock University
E-mail: 
dean.fms@brocku.ca     Phone:  905 688 5550, ex 3421