Below are descriptions and links to Internet and print resources that provide information that is particularly useful to researchers.
A number of Websites are available on the Internet that provide information for researchers who are interested in establishing a mentoring relationship. The first five resources are primarily targeted to those in the engineering field; however, all offer pertinent information that helps guide mentors and new researchers in developing a positive working relationship.
- Telementoring Young Women in Science, Engineering and Computing
- Women in Science Project at Dartmouth
- Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN). MentorNet
- Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering
- Association for Women in Science
- The National Mentoring Partnership
- Mentors Forum
- American Psychological Association:
Women in Science and Technology (WIST)
This e-mentor program is designed to assist women in developing their careers and leadership abilities. To assist women in leadership, biographies along with the contributions of accomplished women in the field of psychology are included for review. On this site, you are directed to other relevant mentoring sites, as well as an online discussion forum and relevant periodicals and news targeting women in the field of science and technology. As a bonus, the president of the association welcomes email.
The National Electronic Industrial Mentoring Network for Women in Engineering and Science
Designed to pair women who are either undergraduates or graduates with scientists and engineers working in the field. MentorNet has established relationships with more than 50 colleges and universities, a number of which are Historically Black Colleges and Universities. What you can expect to find on this site includes the following: an overview of the organization; current news; past program results; press releases; frequently asked questions (FAQs), and links to other resources to accommodate your interest.
- The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
The (UNCF) supports mentoring opportunities specifically for students. Through the Dow Corning Foundation Saturday Science Academies, students in grades 4 to 8 are tutored in math and science. For college students, the following programs have been established: UNCF/Citibank Fellows Program, UNCF/Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Program, and the UNCF/Toyota Scholarship Program.
- National Education Association
This site provides links to mentoring programs throughout the United States. Brief descriptions of the programs and the location of the programs are provided.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
Alcohol Research Mentoring System
Established as a pilot program in February 1999, this project was developed to match a new investigator with a senior researcher involved in a currently funded National Institution on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), project. Through this program, the NIAAA hopes to increase the number of minority applicants and to expand its research areas to include underserved populations.
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