Engineers, Architects and other STEM professionals are needed to mentor and guide middle school students through the engineering design process. Serving as a mentor, alongside seasoned educators, to provide guidance and support to middle school students as they solve relevant citywide sustainability issues. As the students progress through the program, they will encounter issues and problems to solve. This is where the engineering mentor comes in! 

The national competition provides a handbook that will guide the students, teacher and mentor through the competition's activities and timeline to go from ideas, to creating deliverables, and the competition day. 

The time commitment is typically 15 hours between September and January, plus competition day activities in January. Engineers in Nevada are typically eligible to earn PDHs to go towards their Professional Development licensing requirement. 

For more information about being a mentor, the national websites has a Mentor FAQ with many answers! If you have any additional questions, please contact our mentor coordinator.