The RCDC@SIGGRAPH Undergraduate Mentorship Program is for undergraduate students to get introduced to Graphics research, seek guidance about various sub-areas in Graphics, get feedback about their projects as well as get help for their graduate school applications.
To create a comprehensive program where undergraduate students at all stages (from freshmen to working professionals) and at all levels of technical expertise can seek mentorship for starting with or making progress in a research career in Computer Graphics.
The program will be tentatively divided into four broad tracks, each catering to different requirements that undergraduates who want to get involved in Graphics research have:
- Track A: This track is meant for encouraging undergraduates who have not explored Computer Graphics. The program will expose them to engaging high-level talks about Graphics Research Topics to motivate them to be a part of the Graphics Research Community.
- Track B: Meant for people with an interest in Computer Graphics, but lacking in technical skills. This track will consist of detailed resources such as online courses, relevant articles, and books, pertinent to research in Computer Graphics. Students would be supported through a community-driven support forum, with asynchronous assistance from expert TAs.
- Track C: This track is designed for those who possess the core technical skills to get involved in a full-fledged research project. Such students will be paired with a mentor, who would guide them through the process of refining their research areas, sharing and discussing relevant literature, and possibly with research internships.
- Track D: Meant for folks who are preparing for graduate school applications. This track is meant for them to seek advice on selecting programs, refining their statement of purpose, and seek guidance about any other things pertinent to the application process.
Students with an interest in Graphics research, who are enrolled in, or have completed their undergraduate program, but have not yet joined a program for graduate studies at the time of application are eligible.
At present we are trying our best to roll out this program to the public as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more details!
RCDC@SIGGRAPH is always looking for mentors to help with guiding our selected students. If you would like to volunteer, please do reach out to us at: email@example.com