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SAGANet Mentorship Group Forum

Welcome to the SAGANet STEM Mentoring Labs!

This group provides a forum for those interested in mentoring (as mentors or mentees!) to exchange ideas, find out what's new in SAGANet mentoring, and whatever else you can imagine!

Join if you are a member of our formal SAGANet Mentorship Program, or just want to engage with a group of like-minded individuals!

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Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2018

Welcome to SMeLs!

Welcome to SAGANet's STEM Mentoring Labs! 

"Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works." - Carl Sagan
 

Our mission

SAGANet.org's mission is to inspire the next generation to engage in science, technology, engineering and math related disciplines. We focus on engaging the BIG questions of science affecting the future of humankind, through the disciplines of astrobiology, space exploration and sustainability. Learn more about these topics and the big questions!

Our strategy

We utilize virtual technologies to engage professional scientists, particularly those early in their career (mentors) in a global conversation with mentees (families, K-12 students, teachers and classrooms) and the public in a shared social space. 


Our programs

Learn more about our current programs.

Learn about our past programs.

Partner Schools:

Kyrene del Cielo Elementary School
Chandler, Arizona
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Pittsburg/Golden Gate Community School
Pittsburg, California
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Excelsior School
Victorsville, California

 

Learn more | Meet our mentors |
Apply to be a mentor | Contact us

Are you an educator interested in having your students participate? 

Contact us at mentoring@saganet.org.

Discussion Forum

11/6/15 Mentor Meeting Summary

Started by Sanjoy Som Nov 6, 2015. 0 Replies

Hello SAGANet mentors!Thank you to those who made it today's meeting! Great to see everyone's face, and I'm excited about what's in store for the rest of 2015 and 2016.The purpose of this email is to…Continue

Pittsburg Community School eMentoring Program - Fall 2014

Started by Daniella Scalice. Last reply by Sara Imari Walker Sep 14, 2014. 1 Reply

hi all - let's start working up our thoughts/plans to make this happen!  looking forward to it, daniella. Continue

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Comment by Jenny Alexandra Zuluaga Arevalo on March 19, 2016 at 6:18am

Hi, everybody I´m from Colombia and I´m really happy to be part in this wonderful proyect. Best Regards!! Saludos desde Colombia y España :)


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Comment by Sanjoy Som on February 3, 2016 at 10:28pm

Hi everyone! For those of you who missed the live training today with Ann Rolfe, the recording link is on the right column


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Comment by Sanjoy Som on November 6, 2015 at 2:03pm

Thanks to those who made the mentor meeting today! I placed the minutes in the discussion forum above.


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Comment by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon) on November 6, 2015 at 10:53am

Hi all! Here is some information on evaluating impact! Looking forward to developing evaluation tools for our upcoming mentoring programs! Impact Analysis Method - "I AM"


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Comment by Sanjoy Som on October 26, 2015 at 12:47pm

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Comment by Sara Imari Walker on October 16, 2014 at 7:18am

Hello interested early career science mentors! We are looking for folks to join our Fall mentoring programs. I've cut and paste the details below. Feel free to shoot us a line at admins@saganet.org if you have any questions about our mentoring programs! Looking forward to working with a few of you this Fall!

SAGANet.org is recruiting Science Mentors for our Fall 2014 Mentoring Programs!

 

SAGANet.org is looking for early-career scientists (grads, postdocs, starting faculty) interested in mentoring opportunities to engage the public in the excitement of science! As a SAGANet.org mentor you will have the opportunity to connect with teachers, K12 students and even families using virtual and social media.

 

Benefits of Becoming a SAGANet.org Mentor

  • Low time commitment: ~5-10 hours total for the fall semester.

  • High impact way to engage in STEM outreach from the comfort of your own desk! No commute necessary!

  • Expert training in science communication skills and mentoring best practices.

  • A peer-support group of like-minded early career scientists interested in engaging the public in the wonder of science!

 

Participating mentors will receive expert training in science communication and earn a certificate of recognition upon completion of their mentoring experience!

 

Fall 2014 Programs in Need of Mentors

 

Discovery Room Science @ Home!  Pair up with a elementary school student and their family to bring science into their home by working together to prepare a science project for a school fair! Program runs October 27th - December 12th, 2014, 10 Mentors Needed, total time commitment ~ 6 hours over 6 weeks.

 

Pittsburg Science Challenge! Work with at-risk youth to build their confidence and presentation skills while engaging them in the wonder of astrobiology as you help them prepare to give a short public science presentation for their class! Program runs October 27th - December 19th, 2014, 10 Mentors Needed, total time commitment ~ 10 hours over 7 weeks.

 

Find out more about Fall 2014 Programs | Apply to be a mentor | Contact us

 

Comment by Craig George on December 5, 2013 at 12:36pm

Hi everybody! My name is Craig George, I'm a high school physics teacher, and I'm looking for some willing mentors to offer aid to science teams that we are organizing at my school site. If you think this might interest you, please check out the "Excelsior Science Challenge" group here on the SAGAN website.

http://saganet.org/group/excelsior-science-challenge

Comment by Betul on November 13, 2013 at 2:37pm

FREE self-mentoring webinar from ACS tomorrow! http://acswebinars.org/mentor-yourself 

Comment by Betul on November 11, 2013 at 10:28am
Comment by Betul on April 10, 2013 at 8:23am

A good piece to read:

"Six ways to measure mentoring":

http://talentmgt.com/articles/view/six-ways-to-measure-mentoring?go...

 
 
 

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11/6/15 Mentor Meeting Summary

Started by Sanjoy Som Nov 6, 2015. 0 Replies

Hello SAGANet mentors!Thank you to those who made it today's meeting! Great to see everyone's face, and I'm excited about what's in store for the rest of 2015 and 2016.The purpose of this email is to…Continue

Pittsburg Community School eMentoring Program - Fall 2014

Started by Daniella Scalice. Last reply by Sara Imari Walker Sep 14, 2014. 1 Reply

hi all - let's start working up our thoughts/plans to make this happen!  looking forward to it, daniella. Continue

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