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Peer Mentoring in STEM - Public Edition is a Course

Peer Mentoring in STEM - Public Edition

Started Jan 13, 2021


Full course description


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


Target Audience: Upper level STEM majors at 4-yr universities


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