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Opportunities for Middle Schoolers and Mentors

May 7, 2012

NASA G.I.R.L.S. Virtual Mentoring Program

Women@NASA has created a virtual mentoring project that offers a one-of-a-kind experience to middle school girls across the country. Once accepted into the G.I.R.L.S. (Giving Initiative and Relevance to Learning Science) 5-week program, participants will be mentored by Women@NASA using Skype or Google Chat, and complete online lessons to learn what it takes to change the world through STEM fields. Applications are due June 15, 2012.

NSF: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring

The National Science Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2013 PAESMEM Awards. This program seeks to identify outstanding individual mentoring efforts or organizational programs designed to enhance the participation and retention of individuals who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM fields. The awardees serve as exemplars to their colleagues and are leaders in the national effort to develop more fully the nation’s human resources in STEM. Nominations are due June 6, 2012.

AAAS Mentor Awards Nominations

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is seeking nominations for its 2012 Mentor Awards: the Lifetime Mentor Award and the Mentor Award. The awards honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the science and engineering PhD workforce. Questions can be directed to Gerard Boulin, and the deadline is July 31, 2012.

  • Thanks to AWIS (the Association for Women in Science) for bringing these opportunities to my attention in their newsletter, the Washington Wire.
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