Girls' E-Mentoring in Science, Engineering, and Technology Based at the University of Illinois at Chicago Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program

Sarah Shirk (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA), Veronica Arreola (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA), Carly Wobig (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) and Karima Russell (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 42
EISBN13: 9781616921668|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-876-5.ch003
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Abstract

The Girls' E-Mentoring in Science, Engineering, and Technology (GEM-SET) program has been linking volunteer women mentors in the fields of science, engineering and technology to student members from across the U.S. since 2001. More than 1,300 girls ages 13-18 and 200 mentors in graduate school and beyond have participated via on-line mentoring and face-to-face programming where available. The basic benefits to the student participants are a free subscription to the on-line GEM-SET Digest that provides access to scholarships and internships information, invitation to field trips, career panel discussions, and conferences, direct access to successful mentors in non-traditional careers, and tutoring in select schools. GEM-SET is one branch of pre-college mentoring provided by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
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