Tag: mentoring

2015 imPROVE you meeting

Anderson kicks off 2015-2016 staff mentoring program year

Participants in the College of Engineering’s imPROVE you Staff Mentoring Program were inspired and entertained during the program’s first meeting of the year. Clayton Anderson, former NASA astronaut and faculty fellow in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, shared his journey of living out a childhood dream to become an astronaut despite multiple rejections. Throughout the … Continue reading Anderson kicks off 2015-2016 staff mentoring program year

E-mentor program promotes intercultural relationships and learning

The life of an engineering student includes endless studying, projects, homework and the hunt for internships—all adding up to a busy schedule and little time for socializing. The Engineering Mentors, or E-Mentors, program bridges the gap between succeeding in classes and expanding a social network. E-Mentors pairs two graduate student mentors with two to four … Continue reading E-mentor program promotes intercultural relationships and learning

Two Women’s and Diversity Grants influenced by ADVANCE

Each year, Iowa State awards up to $50,000 in funding from the Women’s and Diversity Grants Program to support initiatives that enrich the experiences of women and diverse faculty, staff, and students on campus. Two grant proposals selected this year were prompted and supported by materials science and engineering professor Kristen Constant, along with several … Continue reading Two Women’s and Diversity Grants influenced by ADVANCE