Become a Mentor

Changing Young Lives Through STEM

Have you ever considered becoming a mentor to an aspiring young scientist or engineer? The Global STEM Alliance (GSA) offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on the life and future career trajectory of a student or early-career professional. Led by The New York Academy of Sciences, GSA recruits STEM professionals, postdocs and grad students to act as role models and mentors to STEM-interested students in communities around the world. We offer a range of volunteer options to accommodate busy schedules and varying levels of expertise.

1000 Girls, 1000 Futures

photoThis all-virtual mentoring program is designed to engage and inspire girls aged 13 to 19 to study STEM fields and pursue STEM careers. The program pairs successful female STEM professionals with girls around the world, to act as role models and "virtual mentors". Mentors will guide participants through... Learn more...

Afterschool STEM Mentoring

photoThe New York Academy of Sciences’ Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program recruits graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and STEM professionals in New York City, Newark, and Upstate New York to mentor one afternoon a week in underserved 4th through 8th grade afterschool programs at organizations... Learn more...

Family Science Nights

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Family Science Nights are 90-minute, in-person events centered on bringing inquisitive youth together with STEM professionals to exchange meaningful lessons on a wide variety of STEM topics. The New York Academy of Sciences recruits graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and STEM professionals ... Learn more...

The Junior Academy

photoThe Junior Academy is an innovative virtual program connecting gifted and talented students around the world with STEM professionals—and with one another—through a combination of coursework, open innovation challenges and real­world research projects. Mentors and Experts will coach groups of up to... Learn more...

Member-to-Member Mentoring

photo Available only to Members of the New York Academy of Sciences, Member-to-Member Mentoring matches you with a Mentor (or Mentee) who is a fellow STEM professional and Academy Member. Depending upon your experience level and needs, you can request a Mentor, become a Mentor, or both! Learn more...

Next Scholars

photoLaunched in 2012 in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and a consortium of women’s colleges, the Next Scholars Program supports young women from countries with predominantly Muslim populations and young American women who are pursuing undergraduate STEM degrees... Learn more...

Science Camp

Science CampThe Academy is excited to partner with CompTIA to connect youth with experts from a wide variety of STEM fields over the next year. In 2010 in response to the paradox we face in New York City: a tremendous wealth of scientific resources existing alongside a crisis in science education, particularly among the underserved minority students who ... Learn more...

Scientist-In-Residence

photoCreated in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education, the Scientist-in-Residence Fellowship Program matches STEM graduate students and postdocs with classrooms to conduct authentic, hands-on research. Each participating scientist works closely with teachers at selected NYC... Learn more...