Colorado Front Range mentors needed

Colorado Front Range mentors needed for college-level women interested in higher education and careers in the geosciences

In the United States, men outnumber women in many science and engineering fields by nearly 3 to 1. In fields like physics or the geosciences, the gender gap can be even wider.

women_grassplotA team of geoscientists (including ESWN’s Dr. Emily Fischer, Dr. Rebecca Barnes, Dr. Sandra Clinton, and Dr. Manda Adams) and collaborators from collegiate psychology and STEM education departments will lead a study over the next five years to explore the benefits of mentoring for supporting undergraduate women’s interest, persistence, and achievement in STEM generally, and in the geosciences specifically.


The program will focus on mentoring female undergraduate students from Colorado State University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and the University of Wyoming by providing access to professional women across geoscience fields.

We are looking for Front Range members of ESWN to act as local, in-person mentors for first and second-year female students from these academic institutions.

If you would like to volunteer as a mentor, please email your contact information and current institution/affiliation to Please reference “mentor” in the subject line.