Enhancing STEM Mentoring Programs: Research-Informed Recommendations

This webinar discusses research-informed recommendations for effective STEM mentoring programs, focusing on supporting young people and addressing under-representation in STEM fields.

00:00:05 This video is a webinar discussing research-informed recommendations for STEM mentoring programs. Representatives from various organizations share their experiences and initiatives in STEM mentoring.

📚 The impact webinar focused on research-informed recommendations for STEM mentoring programs.

🗣️ The webinar featured panelists from various sectors, including mentoring programs, higher education institutions, philanthropic partnerships, and government agencies.

🌊 The webinar emphasized the importance of STEM mentoring in inspiring young people to care for and protect the ocean planet.

00:08:44 This video discusses the importance of STEM mentoring programs and introduces a new supplement to the existing mentoring guidelines. The supplement provides recommendations for effective STEM mentoring, with a focus on supporting young people and addressing the under-representation of certain groups in STEM fields.

📌 The STEM mentoring field has grown and diversified, with a focus on increasing student achievement and addressing under-representation in STEM fields.

🔍 The development of the STEM supplement was informed by research and input from practitioners to provide effective mentoring practices.

💡 The supplement offers a typology of STEM mentoring programs and highlights the need for coordination and support across different age groups.

00:17:25 This video discusses research-informed recommendations for STEM mentoring programs. It covers topics such as mentor recruitment, screening, and program design. The panelists share their experiences and strategies for creating successful mentoring relationships.

🔍 STEM mentoring programs recruit STEM professionals, graduate students, or undergraduates to serve as mentors to K-12 students.

📚 The STEM mentoring program aims to provide high-quality mentoring experiences to reduce high-risk behaviors, improve academic success, and increase knowledge and interest in STEM.

🙏 The program focuses on recruiting dedicated, patient, and caring mentors who show up consistently, regardless of their STEM background.

00:26:07 STEM mentoring program provides longitudinal authentic mentoring for middle school students. Mentors work in collaborative groups using inquiry-based curricula. Training focuses on being a connector, facilitating activities, and working with diverse youth.

👥 The science club focuses on middle school years to build identity around STEM careers and skills.

🔬 Longitudinal authentic mentoring provided by science and engineering students and staff from Chicago area universities.

🌍 Training mentors to be connectors and advocates for their mentees and providing practical training on facilitating STEM activities.

📚 Deeper training for mentors on working with young people from different backgrounds, including cultural awareness and supporting feelings of belonging.

00:34:50 Research-informed recommendations for successful STEM mentoring programs include structured activities to bond mentors and mentees, ongoing training for mentors, and a trial period to assess group dynamics.

💡 Mentoring programs can overcome the uncertainty of mentoring by providing structured activities that bond mentors and mentees.

📚 Continual training and support for mentors are crucial for their success as mentors and for the overall effectiveness of the program.

🌱 Matching mentors and mentees in group settings should consider group dynamics and allow for a trial period to ensure positive and lasting relationships.

00:43:31 This video discusses research-informed recommendations for STEM mentoring programs, emphasizing the importance of strong relationships, real-time monitoring and support, and intentional handoffs to the next mentor.

🔑 Effective STEM mentoring programs require a strong mentor-mentee relationship and background knowledge about STEM.

Real-time monitoring and support are crucial in STEM mentoring programs, especially during hands-on activities.

🗣️ Having experienced professionals in the space provides support and guidance for mentors and helps maintain their enthusiasm.

📚 Partnerships with other programs can facilitate a smooth transition between mentors and provide ongoing support for mentees.

00:52:10 This video discusses the STEM mentoring programs at Genentech and highlights the various activities offered to students, from elementary school to high school. It emphasizes the long-term commitment and impact of the programs.

🔑 Genentech takes a long-term approach to their STEM mentoring programs, recognizing that it takes time to grow a student into a scientist.

🏫 Genentech offers various STEM programs, including an after-school program, a science competition, and biotech classes, to engage students and show them that science can be fun.

🌟 The mentors at Genentech provide real-world, relevant expertise to the students, emphasizing their own career paths and sharing their lab technique knowledge.

Summary of a video "May 2018 IMPACT Webinar: Research-Informed Recommendations for STEM Mentoring Programs" by MENTOR on YouTube.

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