SMART (Student Mentoring and Research Team) Participants Riva Bruenn and Annie Zell

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) is a program that enables doctoral students to create mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students at UC Berkeley. The program provides summer funding for both graduate and undergraduate participants and opportunities to share research results on campus and at national conferences. The program is designed to broaden the professional development of doctoral students and to foster research skills and paths to advanced studies for undergraduates.  Annie and Riva were one of only 20 teams formed across campus to develop skills in both research and mentoring and to take advantage of shared interest, insights and teamwork to advance their goals as researchers, scholars and academics.