About the Program
The I-PERSIST [Integrative - Program for Education, Research, and Support Involving Science and Technology] Mentor program is an initiative of the School of Science and the Division of Student Life and is sponsored by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. CLICK HERE to read more about the grant and the mentor program.
As part of the program, first-Year students in Calculus I, Chemistry I and Physics I are divided into small groups, which meet weekly with an undergraduate student mentor for informal sessions on solving problems and building time management and study skills necessary to succeed. Mentors have demonstrated mastery of academic content and special training to provide support in transition to academic life at Rensselaer.
For more information, contact Assistant Dean, Leslie Mejia.
Become an I-Persist Mentor
Peer Mentor Responsibilities
Please hold the following dates on your calendar. These trainings are required of all mentors.
Spring Training Day: April 29
Fall Training Days (tentative): August 25-29 (move in on August 24).