Two LSU SRP trainees, Elisabeth Feld and Cholena Ren , will be LSU EnvironMentors this academic year. EnvironMentors is a national college access program that prepares high school students from under-represented backgrounds for college degree programs in environmental and science fields. The LSU EnvironMentors program partners with Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and pairs students with LSU faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students in science fields. Working together, students and mentors develop environmental science research projects over the course of the academic year and report their findings in a research paper and scientific poster. Student posters are displayed and judged each spring at the LSU EnvironMentors Science Fair. The top three students from LSU EnvironMentors Science Fair have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to present their project at the National EnvironMentors Science Fair. Through EnvironMentors students not only get hands on training in scientific research, but also get mentoring and college preparation while developing their environmental knowledge, speaking, writing, and technical skills. Fourteen students from Scotlandville Magnet High School are set to begin the LSU EnvironMentors program on September 9, 2013.