Women in STEM Mentor Center
The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Mentor Center symbolizes and supports all diversity in STEM majors. Specifically, the mission of the Women in STEM Mentor Center is to provide support, networking opportunities, and friendships with other women in STEM. It endeavors to empower women to achieve their full potential as leaders, while expanding the image of women in male-dominated STEM professions.
About the Mentor Center
The Women in STEM Mentor Center is located in 045 Ottensman Hall. It is managed by the Women in STEM Program student assistants and Kim Sargent, senior program manager for the Women in STEM Program. It also is the home base for the Society of Women Engineers student organization.
The Women in STEM Mentor Center offers a place for students to meet, study, socialize and network. The center offers a network of resources for current students, faculty, staff and professionals. Resources include six computers with dual monitors, a laptop available for check out, a printer, and a scanner. Students also will have access to cell phone chargers, and other supplies for use and check out. There are also marker boards on the walls and smaller marker boards on wheels.
In addition, there is a collaboration table with a smart TV for projects, group work, and social activities; a lounge area with comfortable furniture for students to relax; a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, and sink; space for small group studying and meetings; and space for students to store books and other study supplies throughout the day.
Hours of Operation
The Women in STEM Mentor Center is open whenever Ottensman Hall is open. When classes are in session, the Mentor Center and is staffed Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.– 3p.m. The center is open to everyone, not just women.