Here is an opportunity for Dartmouth and Thayer School alumni/ae who are science and engineering professionals to support science and engineering students by signing on as an online mentor with MentorNet, the E-mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science.
MentorNet began at Dartmouth in 1995 as the Women in Science Project's two-year pilot e-mentoring program and Dartmouth became a founding campus member during the 1997-1998 academic year. MentorNet initially focused on women and underrepresented minorities, but the program has broadened its mission over the years and is open to any interested student.
Since MentorNet began, 372 Dartmouth College students and postdocs have been matched through MentorNet's One-on-One program. In addition, 247 Dartmouth alumni/ae have participated as mentors and 27 Dartmouth students have been matched with a Dartmouth alum.
Call For Mentors
Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers
The MentorNet One-on-One Mentoring Program is a chance to make a big difference in the life of a student in as little as 15 minutes a week.
MentorNet seeks mentors who are:
- Science and engineering professionals
- In industry, government, or academia
- Active, on leave, or retired
To match with protégés who are:
- Pursuing a professional future in the fields of engineering and science
- At the community college, undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, or early career faculty levels
Although mentors volunteer their time to benefit the protégé, they can also find a rewarding experience for themselves. "I hope [my student] is getting as much out of it as I am," is how one MentorNet mentor describes the experience. More than 70% of mentors have recommended MentorNet's e-mentoring program to a friend or colleague.
Mentoring relationships last 8 months. Because mentors and students communicate entirely by email, they can communicate wherever and whenever they choose. In fact, 90% of our mentors feel that e-mentoring was a convenient way to volunteer.
How can you volunteer to be a mentor?
To learn more and sign up go to www.mentornet.net.
Since 1998, MentorNet has matched more than 22,500 pairs of proteges and mentors with strong results. If you join them, we would love to hear about your experience. Contact Chandlee Bryan, Dartmouth's MentorNet Campus Representative (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MentorNet sponsors include:
Agilent Technologies Foundation • Agrium • AT&T • Google • LinkedIn • Lockheed Martin Space Systems • Oracle • The National Science Foundation • Naval Research Laboratory