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STEM Mentoring Program (SMP)

SMP Application

Application to participate in Fall 2014

Description

This program supports students who take higher level science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. Participants will actively be involved in the activities of STEM seminars, field trips and student clubs. They are encouraged and expected to take leadership of student organizations. They will closely work with their faculty mentors for prompt and individualized help.

Participants will receive the following benefits:

  • Mentoring from a professor or a person in the industry, and
  • Increased exposure to STEM through special speaker events, workshops, club activities, and field trips.

Mentoring helps students:
1. to improve overall academic achievement,
2. to develop necessary skills to enter or continue a career path, and
3. to make informed decisions.


Students who have completed SMP have said that the best features of the Program are:
"knowledge & exposure."
"getting help by mentor and getting to know more about different careers."
"bringing students and faculty closer together."

If you are a scientist, researcher, or engineer interested in volunteering to serve as a mentor, please contact Gloria Liu at gloriaL@oakton.edu or 847-635-1738.

Forms and other resources:
Student-Mentor Contract due Sept. 20 in Fall 2014 or Feb. 28 in Spring 2015
Midterm Progress due Oct. 11 in Fall 2014 or Mar. 8 in Spring 2015
Signature Form due Dec. 18 in Fall 2014 or May 14 in Spring 2015
Goal Setting due Dec. 18 in Fall 2014 or May 14 in Spring 2015
Schedule of Classes and Work due Sept. 20 in Fall 2014 or Feb. 28 in Spring 2015

Fall 2010 All Students Gathering Powerpoint

STEM Attitude Survey pre due Sept. 20 in Fall 2014 or Feb. 28 in Spring 2015
STEM Attitude Survey post due Dec. 18 in Fall 2014 or May 14 in Spring 2015

Program Evaluation due Dec. 18 in Fall 2014 or May 14 in Spring 2015

Outstanding Mentor Award Nomination due noon, Wed., April 29, 2015
Outstanding Mentee Award Nomination due noon, Wed., April 29, 2015

Contact STEM

Joe Kotowski
Director, Center for Promoting STEM
Professor, Mechanical Design & Mathematics
Room B231, Skokie
koto@oakton.edu
847.635.1268
Gloria Liu
Coordinator & Co-Director, Center for Promoting STEM
Room 2166, Des Plaines
glorial@oakton.edu
847.635.1924
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