RST Academy

Faculty Mentoring 

A "faculty mentor" is a South Seattle College professor who develops a professional mentoring relationship with an RST student. Each RST Academy member is assigned a faculty mentor upon joining the academy. Both then meet at least twice a quarter until the student transfers or changes mentors. 

Choose a Mentor 

The links below give information about the mentoring process and also contain a list of available faculty mentors. Students should contact a faculty member on the list to see if they will be your mentor.

Email the name of this faculty member to or to and we will connect you to the mentor if possible. 
If you don't see a faculty member in this file, ask the professor you prefer if they would like to join RST as your mentor.

What is good mentoring? The following links provide faculty with best practices and food for thought.

What paperwork is required? The stipend application form must be emailed by the end of each quarter to Jake Ashcraft ( and Rick Downs ( for review and submission for approval to the Dean, Joe Shannon. 

  • Stipend Application Form - must be filled out at the end of each quarter and submitted to RST for review by the Academic Programs Dean
  • Student Goals Form - for keeping a record of each mentoring session (optional). If this form is not used, some other documentation must be kept for each meeting.
Research Mentoring and Projects

Undergraduate Research Manual (Fall 2015)

March 2, 2015 - Presentation on UGR at South Seattle College

Sample Research Proposals

Data Science Proposal

Project Arson Proposal 

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RST and Onsight are funded by the National Science Foundation

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