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Mentors and Role Models

Research has shown that access and exposure to STEM role models and mentors is a best practice for encouraging girls to pursue STEM studies and careers.  Role models and mentors broaden girls' views of who does science, and instill a sense of confidence for what is possible in their own lives. Use these resources to find university and professional STEM volunteers to help with student projects, competitions, in-class or online presentations at your science center or museum.

Professional Engineering Societies

  • Many professional engineering societies have student chapters based at universities and technical colleges. These collegiate chapters are great resources for identifying near-age peers and role models. Check with your local institutions to find out what societies meet in your area.  These societies also provide access to a myriad of resources, including scholarships, engineering activities, summer enrichment opportunities, and internships.

 

 

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Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Miami Science Museum, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences