MADE in STEM: Mentoring Among Diverse Ethnicities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Our core program, MADE: Mentoring Among Diverse Ethnicities, has recognized the critical need of providing positive mentorship experiences to students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral sciences, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related disciplines. Research has shown that positive mentoring experiences can lead to positive academic outcomes. In order to close the gap in biomedical and STEM related programs among underrepresented minorities, it is imperative to provide students with hands on opportunities, where they are able to apply the concepts of what is being taught in the classroom.
The mission of MADE is to facilitate an effective mentor/mentee environment that fosters growth and professional development among mentees within the biomedical research and STEM related disciplines. The overall aims of MADE are to create awareness of biomedical and STEM related disciplines and encourage students to pursue STEM disciplines in college. It is our hope that through mentoring, they will become educated, empowered and will evolve through MADE as they learn more about STEM.