Society of Peer Mentors

The Society of Peer Mentors is a student organization at LSU that focuses on mentoring and leadership for the College of Engineering. Our goal is to help students transition to LSU and the College through a variety of activities and programs. Activities include K-12 outreach, robotics mentoring, and freshmen mentoring through camps and classes.

SPM is open to all students enrolled in a major in the College of Engineering. You must be an undergraduate student in good standing and have a positive attitude. Peer mentor interviews start in January each year. If accepted, you will be required to attend a minimum of 12 hours of leadership training in the spring semester, including an overnight retreat. Paid opportunities for active members include working the Encounter Engineering freshmen bridge camp, mentoring students in introductory courses and K-12 robotics teams, as well as serving as engineering supplemental instructors. For more information, contact SPM Staff Advisor, Adrienne Steele

Applications for 2019 are now open! Complete this form by December 9th in order to become a member of SPM. All new applicants will be contacted to participate in an interview in January.


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Robotics Mentors lead regional elementary, middle, and high school teams in FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST Lego League (FLL), and VEX robotics. Mentors work with the schools' teams in order to inspire young students to become involved in these exciting and innovative technological fields. We teach our mentors that being a leader of a robotics team means facilitating teamwork, encouraging innovative problem solving, assisting with computer programming and basic design, and supporting them throughout their project. Check out the Robotics Mentors Blog here

Read April's blog about her experience planning a delivering a robotics workshop for K-12 teachers here.

Robotics Partners 2017/18:

  • Brusly High School
  • The Dunham School (3 teams)
  • Dutchtown Middle School
  • East Ascension High School
  • Holy Family School
  • Iberville ESA East
  • Lee High School
  • Mayfair Laboratory School
  • Parkview Baptist
  • Port Allen High School
  • Prairieville Middle School
  • St. Joseph's Academy
  • Woodlawn High School
  • Zachary High School
  • Girl Scout troop
  • Homeschool group


The Society of Peer Mentors is sponsored by ExxonMobil and the NSF STEP project at LSU.