Track: Community STEM Action & Volunteerism
Learn how to be a good mentor and why mentoring works. Explore how Arizona STEM professional are engaging with local middle and high schools and ways you can partner with schools and students in your area.
1. Panel Introduction (5 minutes)
2. Panel Discussion (20 minutes) – panelists share their experience and impact of being a mentor and/or mentee and tips for being an effective mentor.
3. Round Table Discussion (20 minutes) – panelists will join attendees in small round table discussions to answer any questions regarding mentorship experience, tips and opportunities to engage with mentees.
- Round Table Session Lead: Greg McCarthy, Director of Business and Community Partnerships, Chief Science Officers, Arizona Technology Council Foundations
Panel Session Lead: Jason Black, Account Manager for Supplyworks and The Home Depot, First Robotics Coach for Phoenix Country Day High School, Owner of “It’s All About Laser,” (a laser etching company)
Justin James, DevOps Evangelist, Intel Corporation
Jarid Buck, CEO, WorkBubble
Chris Galindo, iOS Developer, State Farm
Leann Steidinger, IT Analyst, State Farm