Mentorship Program

The WHPC Mentorship program is a six-month semester long commitment. We understand that faculty and staff are very busy and have very limited availability. We suggest that the mentor dedicate 2-3 hours per month to meeting and engaging with the student mentee. (Note: mentor/mentees may decide to increase the number of mentorship hours per month and/or extend their mentorship relationship beyond the first six months.)

Mentors sought in these suggested disciplines:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computers Graphics and Visualization

Benefit to Mentors

As a mentor, you will help support the advancement of women in technology by:

Providing career advice and support in the form of:

  • positive and constructive feedback on student CVs.
  • positive and constructive feedback on job, scholarship, or fellowship applications.
  • letters of recommendation as appropriate.

Providing valuable professional advice and resources that will benefit mentees which might include:

  • sharing expertise in your specific research domain/discipline.
  • sharing personal experiences and advice that might benefit your student mentee.
  • encouraging students to stay abreast of scholarly literature and cutting-edge ideas in their field.
  • Encouraging the open exchange of ideas.
  • Facilitating networking opportunities with other faculty or professionals on campus or within the broader research community as appropriate.

Benefits to Student Mentees

The WHPC mentorship program will provide the following benefits to student mentees:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Keeping skills current
  • Discover different research fields, areas of interest, organizations and opportunities
  • Exchanging of ideas

How to apply to become a Mentee

Faculty or staff interested in becoming a mentor or potential student mentees should email WHPC Info. A WHPC staff member will follow up and work to match a mentor and mentee in specific disciplines or areas of research.