The STEM Mentoring Café (Café) is a speed-mentoring program aimed at inspiring historically
April 8, 2017 Iowa STEM Mentoring Cafe at the Science Center of Iowa. In partnership with the Department of Energy's Ames National Laboratory and the Science Center of Iowa, students and educators from the Science Bound program engaged with over 15 STEM professionals, Pictures to follow.
April 20, 2016 Oakland, California at Chabot Space and Science Center.
April 2, 2016 Houston, Texas at Children’s Museum of Houston.
March 12, 2016 Albuquerque, New Mexico at National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.
March 5, 2016 Denver, Colorado at Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
February 8, 2016, Washington, DC at the National Geographic Museum. Over 90 middle schools representing DC, Maryland and Virgina engaged with 20 STEM professionals. Read our blog post on the event.
November 14, 2015, New York City, New York, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, 130 middle school students and STEM mentors engaged in one of our biggest
October 27, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska, at the Anchorage Museum. Over 100 middle school students, representing at minimum 18 different schools and
July 29, 2015, West Palm Beach, Florida, at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Read the blog post from the museum.
June 13, 2015, Tampa, Florida at the Museum of Science and Industry. 40 middle school girls from Tampa Public Housing Authority met with mentors from NASA, Lowry Park Zoo, Verizon, and Tampa Electric Company. Read our blog post on the event.
May 16, 2015, Chicago, Illinois at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Over 100 students and thirty STEM professionals from Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, Army Corps of Engineers, Navy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. See our Flickr album for photos.
April 22, 2015, Richland, Washington at the REACH museum. At this event, 17 STEM professionals from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and industry professionals served as mentors for 100 middle school students from the Tri-Cities area. Dot Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, delivered keynote remarks. Watch our highlight video.
On December 17, 2014, the second STEM Mentoring
The first STEM Mentoring
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STEM MENTORING CAFE?
The Department of Energy is working with its National Laboratories and the Association of Science-
View our guide on planning and hosting a Cafe event.
Are you interested in becoming a mentor or role model? Brush up on some role model training to develop more skills to engage under-represented individuals in STEM. Check out our training series launched in August 2015 to help give you resources and best practices for engaging with youth.