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High School Student Science Fair Mentoring

Each year as part of our outreach activities, the Conn Center researchers and UofL faculty take on a select number of high school students for mentoring on specific science fair projects. The projects are student driven, meaning that mentors do not assign projects, but help the students realize projects of their own design. Project mentors through the Conn Center are available in most engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology based disciplines.

Mentoring candidates are taken on a first come, first served basis. Submission of information does not guarantee placement. All mentored students must participate in a laboratory safety orientation. Failure to keep appointments with mentors and misuse of university facilities are grounds for dismissal from mentorship.

To be considered for mentoring, please submit the following information, in a Word® or PDF file, to In addition, all applicants are required to submit a 500-word project description.

First Name:
Last Name:
High School:
Science Teacher Name:
Science Teacher Email:
Science Teacher Phone:
Area of Interest:
Science Fair Competition Date:
Hypothesis (500 characters):
500-word project description 

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