inSTEM Mentors are influential and inspirational individuals who are known advocates for STEM students from underrepresented communities.
A community of innovators, and discoverers supporting the next generation of STEM leaders through the NSTMF’s inSTEM program.
We seek inSTEM mentors who possess the following qualities and characteristics:
1. If you haven’t done so already, review the inSTEM overview page as well as information about the inSTEM curriculum.
2. If you are in a position to become an inSTEM mentor you can submit an application using this link.
3. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or positive words to share please email the Director of inSTEM Dr. Mayowa Awe at [email protected]
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer compensation for mentors. We understand that this may be a difficult request and understand if being a volunteer mentor is not of interest. We hope that in the future we can provide some form of compensation or incentives. If you have any ideas please feel free to share with [email protected] and we will reach to discuss how to implement your suggestions.
If a mentor chooses to travel to the host institution for an onsite inSTEM meeting the NSTMF will cover all travel costs incurred including hotel accommodations. We will work with mentors to make the necessary arrangements for a safe and fulfilling visit with the inSTEM scholars. If a mentor prefers a virtual meeting we are plenty capable of supporting that request. We launched this program at the height of the pandemic and we are well-versed in hosting inSTEM meetings via Zoom.
Great! All we ask is that they complete this form and we will schedule a time to speak with them and understand their goals as a mentor.
Your contribution to the NSTMF not only serves to celebrate scientific advancement, ingenuity, and exploration, but also symbolizes your commitment to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future in STEM.