Women in STEM Mentorship Program


March 18, 2020 Update

 1.  UA students will not be returning to campus and will engage in online learning for the remainder of the Spring semester- https://www.arizona.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-information.
  2.  Due to social distancing measures, mentor/mentee meetings should be moved to zoom/video chat/phone call whenever possible.
  3.  Please find a document attached to this email "Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress", a resource UA has been distributing to students.
  4.  Our closing event scheduled for April 25th is cancelled.

Please email Erika Nacim, at erikanacim@email.arizona.edu, if there are any questions or concerns.




The Women in STEM Mentorship Program provides University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate STEM students an opportunity to learn from the valuable experiences and wisdom of STEM professionals, faculty, and staff.  The program takes a holistic approach to the mentorship process valuing not only a student’s STEM experiences, but also their entire background and identity as a whole.  This program aims to create diverse, inclusive, and supportive mentoring relationships that foster the retention and success of women in STEM. 

Program Structure: University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate student (mentees) are matched with faculty, staff, and industry associates (mentors) based on their goals, career interests, and background.  The mentor/mentee pairs meet once a month at their convenience to have conversations regarding their STEM trajectory.  These conversations could include discussions about research, coursework, life post-graduation, how to navigate their respective fields, as well as looking for opportunities for career development.  The program provides a platform for networking and fostering community between women in STEM at the University of Arizona.  

This program is coordinated by the Women in STEM Student Council and Women in Science and Engineering Program, and is supported with funding from Microsoft. 



Progress Reports

To assess and improve the effectiveness of this program and its curriculum, we ask that participants complete a short survey after each meeting.

Monthly Progress Report



Apply to Participate

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year have now closed. 

Please keep an eye out in August 2020 for details about next year's program!



Photos from the 2019 Kickoff Event

Beca Gardner
Thank you to everyone who came to our 2019 Mentorship Program Kickoff Event! We saw so many people making connections that will take them far!