STEM Mentoring Cafe - Des Moines
Target: Age range (6th-12th grades)
The STEM Mentoring Café (Café) is a speed-mentoring program aimed at inspiring historically underrepresented and underserved populations in STEM fields to consider STEM disciplines by engaging students in interactive demonstrations, and show-and-tell chats with STEM role models about their careers. The STEM professionals move table-to-table to share how they got their start in STEM, what interests them the most about their job, what exciting projects they are currently working on, and why STEM matters to our society. Educators are given take-home material to continue STEM engagement with students, while STEM professionals are encouraged to serve additional time as a mentor to students in their community. The Café small group setting encourages conversation and connectivity.
Teacher (Student) Registration Link
Federal Employee/STEM Professional Registration Link