Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills students can learn from mentors, but also because mentoring provides professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success in college and beyond.
AIAA Outreach Committee’s Mentorship Program’s mission is to facilitate relationships between high school and college students. These relationships can involve career exploration, help setting both long-term and short-term goals, and provide networking opportunities. The primary purpose of the relationship is to enhance students' life skills and prepare them for a successful transition to post high school education and employment.
This program also seeks to display the diversity of opportunities and experiences in the field of engineering, particularly Aerospace Engineering. We feel that these experiences will enhance students' life skills and enable them to make successful transitions from high school education to college education and beyond. We aim to inspire students to follow their dreams and supply them with knowledge and networks to help achieve those goals.
In the past couple of years, our committee has focused on an asynchronous virtual mentorship relationship between the mentee and the mentor by communicating through email. This year we are seeking to expand the program and look to other options to engage virtually with the mentees, including a kickoff event, various educational activities, and potential group game or trivia nights. We are excited to work with you or your school to find the best blend of virtual activities that provide a rewarding mentorship experience.