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Ecological Society of America SEEDS program

SEEDS - Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability

SEEDS is the flagship education program of the Ecological Society of America. SEEDS received the PAESMEM award in 2006. Its mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate and lead in ecology.

In Their Own Words: Elizabeth Parry

Ms. Elizabeth "Liz" Parry, coordinator of The Engineering Place in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (PAESMEM 2012), explains the importance of teaching engineering to grade school students.

In Their Own Words: Lorraine Fleming

Dr. Lorraine Fleming, professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences at Howard University (PAESMEM 2013), explains why role models and mentoring are critical for attracting more women and African-Americans to STEM careers.

MentorNet: The e-Mentoring Network Program for Diversity in Science and Engineering

A 2001 PAESMEM awardee, MentorNet is a social network for matching mentors with protégés. “MentorNet is the premiere and most experienced web-based e-mentoring program in the world. Every year MentorNet matches thousands of students, postdocs, and early career researchers in engineering and science on hundreds of campuses to mentors in the professions for one-on-one guided relationships.” The program has made over 30,000 matches since it began in 1997.

Online Mentoring as an Extracurricular Measure to Encourage Talented Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics): An Empirical Study of One-on-One Versus Group Mentoring

Source: Gifted Child Quarterly, 61(3), 239–249.​

Author(s): Stoeger, H., Hopp, M., & Ziegler, A.

Organizations Serving Diverse Communities

The American Institute of Biological Sciences has a compilation of organizations and programs serving diverse communities. Some of the contacts may be out of date but should be easily found online. 

The Effectiveness of a One-Year Online Mentoring Program for Girls in STEM

SourceComputers & Education, 69, 408–418.

Author(s): Stoeger, H., Duan, X., Schirner, S., Greindl, T., & Ziegler, A.

Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities

Source: National Academies of Sciences, & Medicine. (2017). ​

Author(s): Gentile, James, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed.; Stephens, Amy, Ed.