In the challenging and fast-paced world of science, technology, engineering, and math, it is an exciting time for new college students to begin their studies in STEM fields. However, it can also be overwhelming. Sometimes the best help comes in the form of someone else who has been in our shoes and can light the way.
This course is designed for undergraduates who will be mentoring students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The purpose of this course is to prepare these mentors for the critical role they will assume in improving the academic and social transition of their mentees by helping them achieve social and academic success across three areas of training:
- Peer relationships
- Transitioning students
- Cultural competency
Upon completion of this course student mentors will:
- Understand the responsibilities of the peer mentor and mentee
- Understand how to build a successful relationship with mentees
- Understand the transition to college for various student populations
- Have an appreciation for diversity, and to be able to serve as a mentor and ally in diversity and inclusion for mentees
- Understand the university and community resources that support the transition for various college populations
Peer Mentoring in STEM: Training for Mentors was developed through a supplement to a grant from the National Science Foundation to The Ohio LSAMP Alliance, HRD-1304371.
The partner institutions of The Ohio LSAMP Alliance include four community colleges and 7 four-year institutions, including two HBCUs:
- Central State University
- Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
- Cleveland State University
- Columbus State Community College
- Cuyahoga Community College
- Miami University
- Sinclair Community College
- The Ohio State University
- University of Cincinnati
- Wilberforce University
- Wright State University
Target Audience: Upper level STEM majors at 4-yr universities.
Course is offered by The Ohio State University Global One Health Initiative.