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2016 Alumni Meeting Materials

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation (NSF), will convene alumni of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and alumni of the AAAS Lifetime Mentor Awards in a three-day event addressing “New Directions for Inclusive STEM Education and Career Mentoring.” 

 

Agenda For 2015 PAESMEM Recognition Program

The 2015 Recognition Program, held in Washington DC, honors the 15 2012-2013 PAESMEM recipients. The 4-day gathering includes activities at the White House, at the Office of Science and Technology Poilicy (OSTP), and at NSF.

The attached file provides a list of the recipients, as well as a schedule of events.

DIVERSITY PERSPECTIVES: A Collection of Opinion Articles on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By the year 2020, minority students will account for 45% of the nation’s public high school graduates, up from 38% in 2009. For many colleges,this rapid growth confirms the urgency of planning for the next generation of diverse students. This limited edition collection of Chronicle opinion pieces provides multiple perspectives across higher education on some of the challenges surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Math, Cars, and Rock n' Roll

Richard Tapia ('96) reflects on his career, and particularly on his experiences mentoring underrepresented students in STEM. 
Dr. Tapia, a mathematician from Rice Univerisity, recently received the 2014 Vannevar Bush Award for long-term leadership in STEM and for his many public service contributions.

Professors Are Prejudiced Too

This article, published in the journal, Psycholgical Science, examined the willingness of professors to mentor prospective doctoral students. Here is the abstract:

2014 National Mentoring Month Google+ Hangout with PAESMEM recipients

During National Mentoring Month, NSF sponsored a Google+ Hangout on STEM mentoring. Maria Zacharias interviewed several PAESMEM recipients, as well as Fae Jencks, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and NSF Assistant Director Joan Ferrini-Mundy, who leads the Education and Human Resources directorate.

Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

An "online source for sharing new findings and ideas about youth mentoring.  The goal of the Chronicle is to encourage active dialogue around evidence-based practice in youth mentoring in ways that improve the practice of youth mentoring."

Million Women Mentors

"Million Women Mentors is an engagement campaign and national call to action that mobilizes corporations, government entities, non-profit and higher education groups, around the imperative of mentoring girls and young women in STEM fields."

Consider taking the "pledge", and check out the calendar of events, which includes several webinars during National Mentoring Month.

Getting the Most out of Your Mentoring Relationships: A Handbook for Women in STEM

Mentorship practice has been part of the human experience since the Golden Age of Greece. Engaging with a mentor as a way to learn and achieve one's full potential is an ancient and respected practice. Getting the Most out of your Mentoring Relationships  overviews and gives perspectives on a variety of topics and  issues relating to being mentored in the diverse fields encompassed by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are laid out in an easy-to-scan format.

Ecological Society of America SEEDS program

SEEDS - Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability

SEEDS is the flagship education program of the Ecological Society of America. SEEDS received the PAESMEM award in 2006. Its mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate and  lead in ecology.