• Mentorship

  • The Shoulders of Giants is proud to offer a world-class science and engineering Mentorship Program designed to provide students with a broad foundation of practical, analytical, and problem-solving skills that span the breadth of technical disciplines. This program also provides students with experience working and communicating in a professional laboratory environment, and helps them to develop the motivation and study habits necessary to achieve success at the university level and beyond.

    The Copernicus Program (7th - 8th Grade Mentorship) is an advanced program designed to provide a firm foundation in applied mathematics and computation for middle school students.

    The Kepler Program (High School Mentorship) is designed to provide motivated students with a broad foundation of interdisciplinary skills while opening their eyes to the diversity of STEM career pathways.

    The Newton Program (Advanced High School Mentorship), available to Kepler Program graduates only, is a capstone program designed to allow students to develop their independent research skills while digging deeper into their academic fields of interest.

  • Mentorship curriculum at all levels is written and taught directly by TSoG faculty and regularly audited by our Industry Advisory Board. This panel of technical professionals strive to engage with faculty to nurture relevance to industry and community.

  • Program Schedule

    Formal curriculum runs throughout the academic year (Late August ~ Early May), with opportunities for special projects, lectures, and activities taking place over the summer. Classes are offered both after-school and on Saturdays, and guided open lab access is available on the weekend. To better understand a typical weekly schedule at the TSoG lab, we encourage you to review our Mentorship Calendar.

  • Program Educational Objectives

    The Shoulders of Giants’ Mentorship students at all levels should strive to embrace their responsibilities as good citizens of the scientific community:

    • To seek opportunities to learn from all people, places, and experiences encountered.
    • To study for the sake of self-improvement, not to compete against others.
    • To recognize that hard work and practice are essential for mastery of any skill.
    • To respect the role that science plays in all aspects of our lives.
    • To apply our knowledge and skills to improve the lives of others.

    In addition to this personal and professional growth, specific educational objectives and student outcomes are applied at each program level. Please refer to the individual program pages on this site for more information.