• Help students follow timeline and deadlines
  • Assist students with formulating their research question or with starting their experiment
  • Provide timely, quality, and appropriate feedback to support the development of the student’s research paper, abstract, and presentation
  • Encourage students to become self-regulated learners


  • Some students will have existing projects that they are submitting and other students will be starting from scratch completely — the student you are matched with will depend on both your STEM background and how much time you are willing to volunteer.
  • Communication with mentees can happen in one of two ways — via email and/or at our Mentor/Mentee Meetups in January & February (a STEMcityPHL representative will be present at all meetups)
  • We will host a Dinner & Discover Mentoring Orientation in early December, so you will know what is expected of you as a JSHS Mentor.
  • To learn more about what is required for a student’s research paper and presentation, click here.
  • The full 2017-18 JSHS Timeline can be found here.
  • You must have your background clearances in order to be matched with a student.

The pre-application for JSHS Mentors is now closed.