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Mentoring Matters: Part III
Each company and professional organization or society may have different goals in partnering with MentorNet: talent development, diversity, gender balance, recruitment, so we give them the freedom to deploy MentorNet as they will.
Rockwell Collins Grant Supports Outreach Efforts for mentoring for Latinas in Computing
One of the fastest growing professional groups is Hispanic women in computing, doubling in the last seven years. Yet of nearly three million employed computer scientists in the U.S. last year, Hispanic women still represented less than 1%.
Mentoring at Evolution 2009
The Evolution Tri-Societies in collaboration with MentorNet, has partnered to launch the Evolution Tri-Societies' Mentoring Program.
Is a great resource for graduate students. They are a signature service of the University of Washington Graduate School, collaboratively authored by graduate students and faculty members in many disciplines.
Why Businesses Must Push Science Education
There's an argument taking place about America's dwindling stock of talent in science, technology, engineering and math. It is not an abstract argument; its outcome will affect our livelihoods for generations to come.
Lifestyle Choices Steer Women Away from STEM careers
Women don't choose careers in math-intensive fields, such as computer science, physics, technology, engineering, chemistry, and higher mathematics, because they want the flexibility to raise children, or because they prefer other fields of science that are less math-intensive—not because they lack mathematical ability, according to a new study.
Engineering Suddenly Hot at Universities
The recession and a desire to make a difference drive more students to engineering programs. But the U.S. still faces a shortage in the profession.
Students Least Informed about Environmental Science Are Most Optimistic
NSF-funded researcher looks at knowledge and attitudes about the environment among 15-year-olds.
April 28: Recognize National Equal Pay Day
Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. The day, observed on a Tuesday in April, symbolizes how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the previous year.
How Mentors Can Change Your Career
Kerrie Peraino, the chief diversity officer at American Express, No. 13 in The 2009 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, has had an extremely diverse career path, including roles in communications and human resources. Here, she discusses her career, the future of diversity in a tough economy and how mentorship helped form her professional style.
Broadening Participation in Graduate Education
The U.S. system of higher education is arguably the best in the world, but there is a leak in the pipeline. Even as our nation is becoming increasingly diverse, some groups remain highly underrepresented in graduate schools, particularly in science and engineering.
Now is Not the Time to Abandon Diversity
It may be tempting for companies to scale back diversity programs and initiatives in the wake of economic woes; however, unbridled cost-cutting measures could prove detrimental to the bottom line.