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As more underrepresented minority and first-generation students enter STEM degrees, Higher Education institutions are tasked with providing these students with the personal support they need  – and deserve – to be successful.

In response, peer and alumni mentorship is being adopted by more and more STEM schools to improve student experience and outcomes.  

This includes CSU Northridge College of Engineering and Computer Science and its former dean, Dr. S. K. Ramesh, now the Director and Lead Principal Investigator of the AIMS2 program (Attract, Inspire, Mentor AND Support Students) at the college.  


Dr. Ramesh is using peer mentorship as a key part of the AIMS
2 strategy to provide URM STEM students with the sense of belonging and inclusion that will propel them to graduation.


While mentorship is a simple concept, institutionalizing and scaling operations is complex. Considerations such as:

  • How do I measure the impact of my program to see if it is effective?
  • How can I  run a program at a low cost?
  • How do I scale my program to hundreds or thousands of students?Ramesh

On October 2nd, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET Dr. Ramesh will share how mentorship programs can help URM STEM students persist and graduate at a higher rate.

Attendees will learn:

  • The mentorship model being used by CSU Northridge
  • Best practices for running an outcomes-driven mentorship program
  • Keys to recruiting and training quality, engaged mentors
  • How to meet and measure programmatic outcomes, such as retention
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