Meeting Mentor Program
AbSciCon is a great way for students interested in STEM to get a brief but immersive exposure to the aspect of scientific culture represented by a major conference. In the AbSciCon Meeting Mentor Program, we will pair conference attendees with a student from a local high school or community college (underserved, underrepresented in STEM) for a partial day during the conference. The student will do everything you do: attend talks and poster sessions, meet other scientists, participate in hallway conversations at breaks, etc. Your service as a Meeting Mentor can inspire youth to continue pursuing STEM in their educational and career pathways; in some cases, this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
If you are interested in being an AbSciCon Meeting Mentor, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with the subject line “AbSciCon Meeting Mentor.”