Center for Undergraduate Research in Viterbi Engineering (CURVE) Faculty Resource Page


PhD Mentors

We ask that each of your CURVE students be assigned a PhD mentor from your lab. The role of the PhD mentor is to provide guidance in the lab, help prepare for the end-of-year symposium and to approve monthly progress reports for students. Having a PhD mentor also contributes to building a community of researchers in Viterbi.

PhD mentors are awarded $250 per student per semester. PhD students are able to mentor more than one CURVE student at a time. 

In special cases where a PhD mentor is not available, project assistants or other roles can mentor CURVE students. 

Faculty can also choose to mentor students directly but will not be awarded the mentoring stipend. 

Published on March 29th, 2021

Last updated on March 30th, 2021