The participation of talented scientific and academic mentors is a unique part of the SBC experience. Armed with the proper guidance and expertise, our participants have been capable of the most extraordinary, top-level research projects, with many seeing great success – and even opportunities for commercialization. But they can’t do it without you.
Paying it forward
SBC participants represent fresh, raw talent ready to soak up everything they’re taught. As a mentor, you can bring out their passion and skill, as well as teach valuable lessons on how to think critically, problem-solve effectively, and practice patience and perseverance in a lab setting. Past mentors have been amazed by the talent and ability of the young researchers who enter this competition – students whose work in many cases have contributed to the international scientific body of knowledge.
Some students have already made arrangements to work with a particular mentor in the course of developing their research project. In most cases, however, it is SBC organizers that identify scientists and researchers whose expertise and facilities would be most helpful to a particular participant. Learn more about how mentors get placed with student here.
Are you interested in joining the team?
Are you an academic or professional in the field of biotechnology or life sciences? Your guidance and resources can help transform the SBC experience for a budding scientist and open doors they never thought possible.