focuses national attention on the need for mentors to guide our youth. Research shows girls benefit from relationships with role models and mentors who can provide valuable information about STEM careers.
From FAQ: Q: How do employers view graduate students coming into the job market? Are they coming with the skills and knowledge employers want? A: During interviews, employers indicated that they believed that some skills important for job success are missing for some graduates. Employers also said that more graduate students need to be taught to innovate and think like entrepreneurs. In particular, employers would like to see skills further developed in the areas of communication (both oral and written), business acumen, teamwork, and problem-solving. They also would like graduate schools to take a more multidisciplinary focus — that is, to teach students how to apply their expertise to solve problems in a broad range of areas.
Annually awards a Lifetime Mentor Award (>25 years experience) and a Mentor Award (<25 years experience) "who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities."