As part of the partnership between the University of Central Florida and Valencia College, Dr. Si Jung Kim, Assistant Professor of Digital Media at UCF has taken part as an advisor and mentor for such students as Steven Forsyth. Valencia’s new honors research program is expanding their students outreach and belief in their academic future. The program, which started with only 30 students, teaching proper evaluation of academic journals for research. The second part of the program allows the students to be a part of hands-on research. Professors, like Dr. Si Jung Kim, serve as their mentors and assist in their completion of a major research project by the end of their second year.