#IamaWomanInSTEM mentoring project at UK seeks volunteers


The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project put out a call this morning via email asking for women who work in STEM to volunteer their time as mentors. Here’s the full email:

If you are a woman in a STEM-related career, you are invited to volunteer to serve as a mentor for a UK undergraduate woman who is majoring or minoring in a STEM discipline. The project, undertaken in partnership with the American Association of University Women’s Kentucky branch, is just now starting up here at UK.

This initiative is one that we hope will last a long time, but all we are asking for right now is that you consider being a mentor this coming Spring. This will entail some regular interactions with one or more undergraduate students (the timing to be determined in partnership with your mentee) and attendance at a monthly Meet-and-Greet with the #IamaWomanInSTEM steering team and visitors.

Our first Meet-and-Greet will be held in January 2016 at Maxwell Place with Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto, former dean of Dentistry at the University of Alabama Birmingham and now at the University of Kentucky with her husband who is serving as UK’s President.

Please review the project summary and reply to Sue Scheff (suescheff@uky.edu) and Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth (dolph@uky.edu) to let us know by Friday, December 11th if you are interested in serving as a mentor this Spring (January through May) 2016.

Please volunteer your time if you can help with this outstanding project.

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