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e-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Science and Engineering

MentorNet’s One-on-One Mentoring Programs pair male and female undergraduate, and graduate students, postdocs and early career faculty as proteges with female or male science professionals from industry, government labs and academia as mentors for one-on-one, e-mail-based mentoring (e-mentoring) relationships.  The initiative was launched as a pilot project by WISP at Dartmouth and is now a national program that is a division of Great Minds in STEM.

The program has proven effective by providing “real world” information, encouragement, advice, and access to networks that are otherwise often unavailable to underrepresented groups. This is why more than 90% of participants would recommend MentorNet’s e-mentoring programs to a friend or colleague. In 2006-07, MentorNet surveyed approximately 2,500 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars about their perceptions of the value and need for mentors. 98% of respondents reported that having a mentor (of some type) was important to them. They study also found that women and minorities were not getting adequate mentoring.

For Students:

Get career advice from an engineer or scientist! This is an opportunity for ALL Dartmouth students studying science, mathematics or engineering. Get “real world” information, encouragement, advice, and access to professional networks from professionals in your field.

For Faculty and Alumnae:

You can help mentor aspiring scientists and engineers by being a MentorNet mentor. MentorNet is the e-mentoring network for diversity in engineering and science.


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Last Updated: 1/3/17