The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, is looking for virtual mentors specifically in the Civil Engineering space. Undergraduate and graduate students are perfect for this role, as they’re easily able to connect with and relate to our high school students. We work with over 40 high schools and have mentors from across the country. We have a specific need for mentors studying Civil Engineering and that is why I’m reaching out to you today.
We’re in full recruitment mode for mentor volunteers to work alongside high school students through our virtual Mentor Matching Engine. Your programs would be excellent places for us to recruit mentors. It’s an opportunity that your students can put on their CV or resume and is a flexible, impactful way to give back.
I was wondering if there is a newsletter or listserv that you’d be able to share this opportunity with, or if you can send the opportunity to all students in your program. I’ve included some language below, with a link to sign up for more information. Feel free to adapt or edit to meet your needs. We’d be so appreciative if you could share this.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you so much!
The Illinois Science & Technology Education team believes that bridging the gaps between classroom curriculum and real-world context is key to creating new opportunities. The Mentor Matching Engine(MME) is a secure and collaborative virtual platform created by ISTC to help students bridge this gap by connecting them to mentors to further enhance student research projects.
Our incredible group of mentors is what makes MME transformative. Our mentors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and hold many different perspectives on how to apply their skill sets. As a result, our students are able to build confidence around their experiences and interests and explore the world of research.
MME allows students the opportunity to engage with mentors, anytime and anywhere.
ISTC will be serving over 1700 high school students through our MME program. We are looking for mentors with fresh experiences and perspectives to join our students. The time commitment is only an hour a week, maximum, and they can participate from anywhere since our platform is completely virtual.
ISTC has many high school students looking for Civil Engineering mentors, and this is where you come in! If you or anyone you know is interested, sign up today!