BioMed Students To Enter global sTEM U Mentoring program

January 7, 2019 - For Immediate Release


The New York Academy of Sciences’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA) and United Technologies (UTC) are gearing up to welcome students, Zoie Newman and Garrison Watkins, from the Biomedical Science Academy at Kiamichi Technology Center in McAlester, OK into the second cohort of their global STEM U mentoring program.

The New York Academy of Sciences is collaborating with UTC to match STEM-interested high school students (ages 13 to 18) from around the world with volunteer mentors. In 2019, the GSA accepted 541 students who will be paired with scientists, engineers, postdoctoral fellows and other STEM professionals dedicated to inspiring and motivating the next generation of STEM talent. Mentor-student matches are assigned based on location and mutual areas of STEM interest.

Zoie and Garrison will receive one-on-one coaching and coursework emphasizing college readiness, leadership, communication and critical thinking. Students from around the globe will also network with a dynamic group of STEM professionals through social message boards, events and activities, all through a dedicated online platform.

“We are excited to welcome 541 students from 73 countries to participate in our second year of programming,” said Hank Nourse, SVP and Chief Learning Officer at the Academy. “We are collaborating with United Technologies on this initiative because they understand the value of mentorship in encouraging students to pursue STEM and achieve their college and career goals.”

“As a leading global technology company, we need to maintain our competitive edge, and we can only do that by attracting young dynamic talent to join our team,” said name/title, UTC.  “It’s in our long-term interest to inspire the next generation to pursue STEM careers.”

About the Global STEM Alliance

The Global STEM Alliance (GSA)—a subsidiary of the New York Academy of Sciences—is a worldwide talent identification and cultivation network made up of more than 250 partners and reaching participants in over 100 countries. Designed to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators, GSA programs focus on mentorship, skill development, and the application of skills to real-world challenges.

About the New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With more than 20,000 members in 100 countries around the world, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Please visit us online at Twitter: @NYASciences

About United Technologies

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.  By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. To learn more about UTC, visit the website or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC