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NeXXt program for mentors and mentees in CS and STEM

Hello NeXXt Scholars Partner,

We are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted through December 18th for the newly re-launched Next Scholars program created to support young women pursuing a STEM education with a computer science angle. The program will still craft a one-to-one mentoring partnership that is completely hosted on our new virtual learning platform, and will include specially designed coursework to help Scholars sharpen 21st century skills: leadership, communication, critical thinking, and career readiness. We are excited to launch this program and truly hope you’ll join us once again!

The Next Scholars Program applications for both mentors and mentees are open now. Any young woman pursuing a STEM degree related to computer science at a college or university in the United States will be eligible to apply; mentors who are pursuing a PhD or higher in STEM, or working professionally in STEM, can be based anywhere in the world to apply. Decisions will be made through the winter, with programming to start in January, and content to launch in February, of 2017. This is a unique opportunity for both mentors and mentees – in addition to potentially being part of this great program, all accepted participants will become part of the larger Global STEM Alliance. The GSA, as part of the New York Academy of Sciences, is a world-wide coalition of STEM educators, learners, and supporters. The Next Scholars program is part of an ever-growing network of women in STEM, working together to help cultivate tomorrow’s female leaders.

 For more information on the program and application, please visit the Global STEM Alliance page today. If you are interested in working with us again to find students and mentors, please connect with me.  I would be delighted to schedule a follow up call or WebEx to continue the conversation and keep you informed on how we are shaping this new program. 

Please click here to access the application

 Thank you again for your patience and hopefully, continued partnership. We look forward to another successful endeavor together!



Martika Williams
Program Coordinator, Education


The New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10007-2157
Phone: 212.298.8670

December 12th, 2016 · Tags: Mentoring