Science Center Mentoring Office

The Science Mentoring Office is an extension of the Clark Science Center. The Office was established in 1995 with the aim of increasing and retaining the number of African American, Latina, Native American, Pacific Islander and first generation college students in engineering and the sciences at Smith College. For this purpose, the Office sponsors two mentoring programs: AEMES and the Peer Mentoring Program.

Educational Outreach Office

This site introduces Smith’s existing outreach programs and school partnerships. You’ll find profiles of Smith faculty who have developed service-learning opportunities for Smith students, learn about our in-school and after-school tutoring programs, hear from teachers who have attended our professional development institutes for educators, and explore a wide range of Smith outreach efforts, from one-day visits for children and families to the Smith College Museum of Art and the Botanic Garden to a month-long summer program for high school girls in science and engineering.


MentorNet is the award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network that addresses the retention and success of those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but not exclusively women and other underrepresented groups. Founded in 1997, MentorNet provides highly motivated protégés from many of the world’s top colleges and universities with positive, one-on-one, email-based mentoring relationships with mentors from industry and academia. In addition, the MentorNet Community provides opportunities to connect with others from around the world who are interested in diversifying engineering and science.