MENTOR AN INDUSTRY SPONSORED TEAM
“It gives me great pleasure to work with small teams of self-motivated students on projects they know will have immediate impact on the company sponsors. MDP recruits the students and manages all administrative details of the projects, and I get to focus on the parts I enjoy: watching the students learn and providing mentorship as they tackle these real, engineering challenges.”
— Sugih Jamin, Associate Professor, EECS
Faculty Mentors for Partner-Sponsored Projects (externally-sponsored teams) work directly with teams of 5-7 students on small, year-long student projects in conjunction with an external partner/client (industrial, non-profit, entrepreneurial, governmental).
Benefits for faculty include:
- High engagement with a small group of select multidisciplinary students
- The opportunity to mentor students in professional practice
- Relationship building with industrial partners
- Additional compensation
- 1 calendar year commitment to the program
Faculty Mentors are a very important, core element of the MDP Program. Since 2007, over 72 members of the UM Faculty community have supported students on MDP teams.