The Crucial Role of Mentors in STEM

A panel at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference agreed that too many students in poor, rural or underserved communities need mentoring opportunities.

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Mentoring a kid in STEM can be as simple as taking a trip to a science museum, and offering encouragement if he or she shows aptitude in science or math. In Irving’s case, “What did this [pilot] do that was so different? This gentleman simply showed me what he did.”



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