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IEEE invites you and your organization to join IEEE and Cricket Media in inspiring the next generation of engineer, scientists and technical professionals to the STEM workforce.

In the eBook you will learn:
  • The benefits and limitations of face-to-face mentoring.
  • How eMentoring enables mentoring at a dramatically larger scale and with a far greater reach.

Recently we interviewed Lisa Hamlin, a teacher at in Flushing, Queens, New York City. Lisa has been engaged with the TryEngineering Together program for the past two years, both years with a third-grade class of thirty-two students. Here is what Lisa has to say.

Are you interested in a STEM program that supports economically disadvantaged students and integrates employee volunteerism? Listen to the on-demand webinar to hear directly from Northrop Grumman and Schneider Electric.

During the webinar you will learn:

  • Why Northrop Grumman and Schneider Electric chose eMentoring to meet the critical need to inspire and nurture at-risk young people
  • The results of eMentoring—hear directly from active participants, both program leads and eMentors, who will share their real-world experiences
  • How you and your company can get involved in STEM eMentoring
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Over the course of the 2019, several of us at Cricket Media had the privilege to serve as working group members on MENTOR’s just published paper on effective best practices for eMentoring. The report is a testament to the growth and tremendous potential for eMentoring.

Beyond offering best practices, the report discusses:

  • Reasons for eMentoring’s growing popularity
  • Areas where eMentoring offers clear advantages over in-person models
  • The ability for electronic relationships between mentors and youth to be satisfying, fun and imbued with personality, despite the limitations of communicating digitally.

This blog post highlights 9 key excerpts from the report.

Student mentoring is proven to be highly effective, but there is a large group of students who need mentoring, a smaller group of people willing to mentor, and an smaller overlap when you factor in cost, time, travel, coordination, and safety issues.

eMentoring overcomes key mentoring limitations dramatically increasing the number of people who can effectively mentor.

To learn more, check out the eMentoring infographic.

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EINpresswire | 11/19 Schneider Electric, the leader of digital transformation in energy management and automation, today launched an eMentoring pilot program, TryEngineering Together, to inspire a passion for STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – among students for the future. The virtual mentoring pilot program will pair Schneider Electric eMentors from locations around the country with students in grades 3-5 to share their experience and collaborate on STEM-focused classroom projects.

They’ve given up hope in learning,” Mrs. Jackson told us, describing the 10-year-olds in her Jacksonville, North Carolina class. Many of her students were second language learners, some were homeless, and all were economically disadvantaged. She was seeking a solution that would both educate and motivate her students to see beyond their current world and discover their potential.  She lacked role models and adult volunteers willing to come help in her local community. Mrs. Jackson knew that doing this on her own was nearly an impossible task. Then she discovered eMentoring, offered on the CricketTogether platform, free to schools, which connected her with a classful of eMentors from a business located thousands of miles away. Through eMentoring, Mrs. Jackson was able to give every student their own adult eMentor.

Listen to this IEEE-sponsored webinar featuring IEEE’s Executive Director and COO Stephen Welby.

During the webinar you will learn: 
  • About the powerful impact eMentoring can have in inspiring young students to choose a STEM career pathway
  • Why IEEE invests in pre-university STEM education programs
  • Why these programs are important in building a talent pool, which supports the future of the profession
  • How eMentoring can overcome time and distance barriers to dramatically scale the reach of mentoring
  • How eMentoring is rewarding to all involved: the mentees, the mentors and sponsors
Click here to read IEEE Webinar Transcript

Listen to this insightful webinar, to learn why and how The Aerospace Corporation uses ongoing online STEM mentoring to  directly engage their employees with local elementary students to make a difference in the future of STEM. You’ll hear:

In the webinar you will learn: 

  • Why Aerospace chose eMentoring to meet the critical need to inspire and nurture the next generation of engineers and scientists in elementary school before they lose interest in STEM
  • How STEM eMentoring helps break through barriers that limit traditional mentoring
  • The results of eMentoring: hear directly from an active eMentor at The Aerospace Corporation and a teacher who will share what the program means to her students
  • How you and your company can get involved in STEM eMentoring

EINPresswire | 4/19   

The Northrop Grumman Foundation, in partnership with Cricket Media and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is expanding its commitment to providing students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities by implementing an innovative eMentoring program, TryEngineering Together….

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Aerospace | 2/19 Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to innovation in STEM education, employees of The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) will provide online mentoring to fifth grade students from Kujawa Elementary School, a Houston, TX school where 89 percent of thesestudents are economically disadvantaged. TryEngineering Together’s eMentoring program provides a platform for students and Aerospace volunteers to communicate throughout the school year on a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics…

IEEE, The Institute | 12/18   

On 24 December 1968, I was glued to the television watching the transmission of the Apollo 8 astronauts as they orbited the moon. Earlier that day, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders had fired up their service propulsion system engine, placing them and their spacecraft into lunar orbit and becoming the first humans to visit another planet. Their pioneering flight paved the way for the Apollo 11 lunar landing seven months later…

80% of all future professions will require STEM expertise. But many children lose interest in STEM before grade 6. To best staff our STEM workforce and ensure our children can fully participate, we must mentor and inspire them in elementary school. TryEngineering Together is a meaningful eMentoring program that works, but presently we have a over 150 schools and 10,000+ students waiting to participate. To help these children, corporate sponsors and eMentoring teams are needed now. To learn more and see what students, teachers and eMentors are saying about TryEngineering Together, please check out the TryEngineering Together™ infographic.

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The STEM economy is here. STEM jobs are growing faster (42% faster) and pay better (29% better) than non-STEM US sectors. But women and minorities are terribly underrepresented in STEM fields. To close this gender and race gap and better position women and minorities to participate in the new STEM economy, we must act now.

To learn more about the STEM opportunity, the gender and minority gap and why we must inspire and encourage girls and minorities to STEM while they are young, please check out the TryEngineering Together infographic.  Feel free to share and download it.

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Business Trends | 06/18   

June 2018 edition/Business Trends Magazine/ – Global education company Cricket Media, Inc. aims to promote equity in education by producing and distributing award winning content and collaborative learning experiences that are accessible and affordable for all children. Laura Woodside, the Vice President of Education Products, for Cricket Media, highlights their recently formed partnership with IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, to launch TryEngineering Together…

CRS Wire | 03/06/18 WASHINGTON, Mar. 06 /CSRwire/ – Cricket Media and IEEE today announced Western Digital Corp. as the inaugural launch partner for TryEngineering Together, a new eMentoring platform giving companies a resource to mobilize their employees as volunteers to inspire and educate the next generation of engineers, scientists and technical professionals…

Black Enterprise | 11/04/17  

NEW YORK, NY., Nov. 04 /Black Enterprise/ – Cricket Media is a global education company that’s created an innovative e-mentoring program making a critical difference in the lives of children in need…This phenomenal program is expanding—it’s bringing STEM concepts to third through fifth graders to affirm their interest in math and science. In January, CricketMedia and partner IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization for engineers, will launch TryEngineering Together…

CRS Wire | 11/02/17 MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 02 /CSRwire/ – As part of the global commitment to develop a robust STEM workforce for the future, Cricket Media, Inc. and IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced a partnership to create TryEngineering Together, a unique eMentorship platform giving companies a resource to mobilize their employees as volunteers to inspire and educate the next generation of engineers, scientists and technical professionals…