Tag: STEM

Want to get the most from a college internship? Add a mentor.

Want to get the most from a college internship? Add a mentor.

David Orenstein, Brown University College students who do summer research often say it was time well spent, but a new study offers hard data on exactly which components and experiences proved valuable and how. The study involved 450 participants in the Summer Research Early Identification Program of The Leadership Alliance, a national partnership among universities […]

Hey Scientist, Who Are You Mentoring this Summer?

Hey Scientist, Who Are You Mentoring this Summer?

By Shari Werb (From the Smithsonian) The director of education at the National Museum of Natural History delivers a clarion call to all scientists: Be a Mentor. Raise Up the Next Generation. Stand outside paleontologist Gene Hunt’s office this time of year and you may well hear him in a discussion that has little to do […]

Let’s build partnerships to improve evidence uptake

Let’s build partnerships to improve evidence uptake

Post by Vivian Tseng, Vice President, Programs at the William T. Grant Foundation.  Follow her on Twitter @VivianT88. From Psychology Today. In 2006, Professor Paul Cobb of Vanderbilt University approached Michael Sorum—then the chief academic officer of Fort Worth Independent School District—to participate in a study. Sorum declined. His office was inundated with requests from […]

Mary Fernandez, President of MentorNet, kicks off new mentoring radio

Mary Fernandez, President of MentorNet, kicks off new mentoring radio

If you’ve enjoyed reading Vince Reardon’s Pocket Mentor entries, then you might want to try his new radio show, “Mentoring Today with Vince Reardon,” a weekly, 30-minute radio program offering listeners guest interviews about mentoring youth. All shows will be available through the MentoringU podcast series on iTunes, but listening live gives you the chance to call […]

2015 New Mexico Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals

2015 New Mexico Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals

2015 Mentoring Conference: Call for Proposals The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is now seeking proposals for the 2015 mentoring conference: New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation.  The 8th annual conference will be held on Tuesday, October 20 through Friday, October 23 at the Student Union […]

Mentoring in STEM
By December 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Mentoring in STEM

A teacher’s guide to mentoring in STEM How to find and be a good mentor in STEM BY BETHANY BROOKSHIRE  (excepted from Student Science) Mentors that are involved in students’ lives can keep them engaged and encourage them to pursue STEM careers. Finding someone who can inspire a student to take on the demands of STEM […]

Meet Carol S. Dweck, whose research has implications for mentoring for STEM

Meet Carol S. Dweck, whose research has implications for mentoring for STEM

Carol S. Dweck, a psychologist at Stanford University, has done extensive research on why women tend to avoid careers in math and science. Her work has shown that women and girls who think that science and math ability are innate tend to perform worse and have less interest in those fields than females who believe […]

Mentors Help Create A Sustainable Pipeline For Women In STEM

Mentors Help Create A Sustainable Pipeline For Women In STEM

by Bonnie Marcus Women make up about half of the workforce in America, but they only represent 24% of the workforce in STEM fields. Why should we care? First and foremost, this statistic calls attention to an untapped potential; talent that we need in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to remain competitive from […]

Department of Justice Helps At-Risk Youth With After-School and Mentoring Programs
By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Department of Justice Helps At-Risk Youth With After-School and Mentoring Programs

Stephen M. Coan reprinted from the Huffington Post Research by The Wallace Foundation, one of the leaders in funding after-school programs, demonstrates that at-risk youth do better in school and are less likely to engage in harmful behavior when they have access to a structured after-school program. In addition, these students benefit significantly when they […]

Matching by Race and Gender in STEM-based Mentoring Relationships
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Matching by Race and Gender in STEM-based Mentoring Relationships

Blake-Beard, S. (2011)., Matching by Race and Gender in Mentoring Relationships: Keeping our Eyes on the Prize.  Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 67, No. 3, 2011, pp. 622–643 Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard, whose work focuses on college and graduate student mentoring, opens her piece by noting that it is often difficult to pinpoint all the factors that […]