The University of New Mexico's STEM Collaborative Center is offering graduate students an opportunity to mentor and encourage children to take an interest in STEM.

“Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists” is an amazing opportunity to give back to the community, gain leadership skills, practice professionalism and gain mentoring experience—all of which help build self-efficacy in STEM.

In this program, students will work as a team to design and facilitate a Science Day at Montezuma Elementary and a Science Night at Wherry Elementary.

There will be pre-event training to prepare students for the event. Prior experience with science, courses or teaching is not required.

For more information and registration, visit Inspire The Next Generation of Scientist Organizers. Applications are due by Feb. 7.

STEM Mentoring Program
Graduate students also have the opportunity to be mentored by a scientist or engineer through their STEM Mentoring Program.

The STEM Mentoring Program gives students the opportunity to advance students’ knowledge in STEM, network with STEM professionals or develop a supportive relationship with a scientist, engineer or other relevant professional from Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) or other local companies and organizations.

Applications for the Spring 2019 mentorship program are open and available at STEM Mentoring Program Application.

Preference is given to freshmen and sophomores. Undecided majors are welcome.

For more information on becoming a mentor or being mentored or on UNM's STEM Collaborative, visit STEM University.