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Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence (LSMCE) Broaden Participation in STEM

Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence is a National Science Foundation-funded project whose mission is to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

This channel contains videos for faculty and mentors of URM students to create learning programs and environments that support their mission.

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.

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.

Organizations Serving Diverse Communities

The American Institute of Biological Sciences has a compilation of organizations and programs serving diverse communities. Some of the contacts may be out of date but should be easily found online. 

Entry Point Internships for STEM Students with Disabilities

Entry Point is the signature program of the AAAS Project on Science, Technology, and Disability.  Entry Point identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for outstanding internship and co-op opportunities.

Since 1996, AAAS and Entry Point has created partnerships with NASA, IBM, Merck, Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, L’Oreal, as well as university based research programs seeking to diversify their pool of interns.

WEPAN Knowledge Center

The WEPAN Knowledge Center (WKC) provides a publicly accessible tool for accessing information related to women in STEM and a professional networking platform for registered users.

The goal of the WKC is to increase the number, scope, and effectiveness of initiatives to recruit, retain, and advance women in STEM. Excellent research on women in STEM exists. Unfortunately, publications are scattered across many journals and numerous disciplines, making it difficult for faculty, administrators and leaders to put research into practice.

MentorNet: The e-Mentoring Network Program for Diversity in Science and Engineering

A 2001 PAESMEM awardee, MentorNet is a social network for matching mentors with protégés. “MentorNet is the premiere and most experienced web-based e-mentoring program in the world. Every year MentorNet matches thousands of students, postdocs, and early career researchers in engineering and science on hundreds of campuses to mentors in the professions for one-on-one guided relationships.” The program has made over 30,000 matches since it began in 1997.