Your faculty mentor will play an important role in your senior project so it’s important to choose early. Decide the general area in which you'd like to work, and then choose a mentor who is knowledgeable in that area and will be able to help you to succeed. Feel free to talk with a number of faculty members about potential projects and appropriate mentors.

Some projects from the past involved mentors outside of the Department of Computer Science. This is acceptable but you’ll need one official mentor from the department as well. This mentor will serve as your administrative liaison to the department.

You should plan on meeting with your mentor regularly throughout your senior year. Generally speaking, meeting once per week has proven to be sufficient, with more or less frequency as the situation requires.