AvenueE is a program designed to increase participation of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science, serving high potential, low resource students, and those from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree.
To better serve these students, we welcome faculty and industry professionals who are in the engineering and computer science fields to sign up to become a mentor. Based on your interests and availability, program staff will pair mentors up with an AvenueE student.
- Mentoring assignments are for 1 academic year (September – June)
- Mentors should plan to meet in person with your mentee at the start of the academic year for your first session
- Subsequent sessions can be held one-on-one, via phone, or video conference
- Mentors should plan to spend about 20 clock hours working with their mentee(s) over the course of the academic year
- We recommend touching base at least once a month throughout the academic year to engage your student mentee.
Resources for Mentors
- 5 Ways to Engage with your Mentee
- Female peer mentors early in college increase women’s positive academic experiences and retention in engineering from PNAS 2017, vol. 114, no. 23, pg, 5964–5969.
- Corporate Best Practices for Mentoring Women in STEM from TATA Consultancy Services and STEMconnector®.
- STEM Mentoring Guide (includes weekly meeting outlines) from BP and Million Women Mentors.