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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.

Expanding underrepresented minority participation: America’s science and technology talent at the crossroads

Committee on Science Engineering and Public Policy (COSEP). 2011. National Academies Press.

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.

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.

Mentoring for Academic Careers in Engineering

Proceedings of the 2004 PAESMEM/ Stanford School of Engineering Workshop.

Editors: Eve Riskin, Mari Ostendorf, Pamela Cosman, Michelle Effros, Jia Li, Sheila Hemami, Robert Gray.

Mentoring for Engineering Academia II

Proceedings of a 2007 workshop at the Banff International Research Station. Editors: Robert Gray, Sheila Hemami, Eve Riskin, Rabab Ward, Suzanne Brainard, Pamela Cosman, Norman Fortenberry, Janet Rutledge, Telle Whitney.

Robert Gray is a 2002 PAESMEM awardee, and Suzanne Brainard is a 1998 awardee (representing the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Washington)

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.

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.

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. 

Practicing Mentoring

YouTube video featuring 2009 PAESMEM awardee Jo Handelsman, from Yale University. Handelsman describes guidelines that she and her colleagues have developed to help scientists become better mentors. These include listening, asking questions, stating expectations, building independence, and looking at things from the perspective of the mentee or protégé. Good advice for scientists at all stages of their careers.