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Virtual Event
Science Mentorship: Building Inclusivity in STEM
03 Aug 2022



Mentorship is a collaborative learning relationship that supports mentees at all stages of their career. In order to proactively build a more inclusive STEM field, the mentorship model must move beyond the dyad mentor-mentee relationship.  A productive reframing of one-to-one mentorship to a “village of mentors” mentality can more comprehensively support mentees as they explore their various identities and foster a strong sense of self in STEM. This expansion of mentorship is especially important to support those who are underrepresented within the larger science community.

Join the Academy and Hudson River Park as we hear from a panel of diverse STEM experts who will talk about their professional evolution and the role that mentorship played in getting them to where they are today. The panelists will share some of the many opportunities available for students interested in exploring a STEM career, and the importance of mentors and role models in creating a STEM ecosystem where diverse identities thrive.

This panel discussion is designed to cater to high school and college students interested in STEM careers, as well as graduate students and postdocs. Audience members are encouraged to engage with the panelists by asking questions during the Q&A segment.

During this webinar, you’ll hear from a panel of Scientists on the following topics:

  • The importance of mentorship in cultivating a diverse      and inclusive STEM workforce
  • How to get the most out of a mentoring relationship
  • What opportunities to look for to be successful in      STEM

Hudson River Park’s River Project

Hudson River Park’s River Project conducts research and offers hands-on environmental education and scientific programming with the purpose of communicating the ecological importance of the Park’s 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary. Additionally, the River Project’s student internship programs provide field science experience, mentorship and networking opportunities within NYC’s environmental field.


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