COD celebrates Women in STEM Mentorship Program pilot

  • Four college faculty members across science and math disciplines mentored eight high school students this academic year as part of the program, which is designed to increase the number of women entering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

    Four college faculty members across science and math disciplines mentored eight high school students this academic year as part of the program, which is designed to increase the number of women entering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Courtesy of COD Press Photography

 
 
Updated 5/16/2022 11:50 AM

Following a successful pilot year, College of DuPage Board chair Maureen Dunne and STEM faculty members recently celebrated the inaugural class of COD's Women in STEM Mentorship Program.

View photos from the event on the College of DuPage's Flickr.com page.

 

Four college faculty members across science and math disciplines mentored eight high school students this academic year as part of the program, which is designed to increase the number of women entering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

The initiative provides potential incoming students an opportunity to form a network of support with COD faculty as they explore their options for higher education and a career in STEM.

Applications currently are being accepted for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The program will accept 10 participants and preference is given to high school juniors.

The goals of this program are to:

• Build relationships between mentors and mentees

• Positively impact the social development and academic achievement of participating young women as they consider pursuing a STEM field at College of DuPage

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• Support and retain women in these programs by providing mentorship and networking before and during their educational pursuits at COD

• Develop cohorts of women participating in this program who can build relationships and establish a network of colleagues to turn to for support as they continue their STEM careers.

Read more about the Women in STEM Mentorship Program at cod.edu/academics/academic_opportunities/stem/events/women-in-stem/.

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