Mentoring plays a primary role in SARE.  SARE scholars work in research labs with a doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow.  This mentor-mentee relationship is formative for scholars as they learn how to work in a professional environment, learn good work and study habits, and how to become a good colleague.  The mentoring relationships often extend beyond the summer program as scholars will often seek out their lab mentor for advice, even as they move on to college.