Mentored research involves working closely with a faculty member to complete a research project. You might assist professors with their ongoing research or you can solicit their endorsement and mentoring for a research project of your own. Either way, mentored research is a great way to gain academic experience and stand out as a graduate school applicant.
To learn more about mentored research opportunities, talk to a faculty advisor in your department. You can also explore completing an honors thesis as part of the University Honors Program. BYU's Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) offers $1,500 grants to fund students' mentored research projects.