STEMtorship Network

Interested in joining STEMtorship Network? Please submit your application before Jan 22nd.  Questions? Email Jessica at

The Women's Center STEMtorship Network is a group mentorship program that aims to build a network of support for undergraduate women in STEM. We believe that by coming together women in STEM can share knowledge and strategies for success while learning in an open and supportive environment.

 At the Women’s Center, we understand that gender is a social construct. However, that construct can and does have very real impacts on our lived experiences, including how one moves through their college experience. With the understanding that gender is not always experienced on a binary, we want to welcome all students who believe that this program would be of benefit to them. This includes but is not limited to transwomen, ciswomen, genderqueer, non-binary and gender fluid individuals.

 Program Details

The STEMtorship program consists of three types of events:  

 Community Dinners: These dinners will happen on a quarterly basis and be a time to build community among the students who are enrolled in the program. The focus of these dinners will be to create a space where students can build connections and discuss the experiences they are having in our STEM programs. All participants are expected to attend the quarterly dinners.  

Monthly Meetings: these sessions will vary in topics and format but will focus on special topics that relate to academic achievement, professional development, community building and identity development.  Students will be sent specific event information at the beginning of each quarter and will be given the opportunity to register for meetings that interest them. 

Weekly Study Space at the Women’s Center: In order to promote community support during the academic year the Women’s Center will be hosting a weekly study space for students in STEMtorship Network. The date and time of the study hours will be decided on at the beginning of each quarter. Attendance is optional.


The first meeting of the quarter will be our STEMtorship Network Kick-Off event, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct 24th from 5-7pm at the Women’s Center. This Kick-Off event will allow all members meet each other, connect with campus partners/resources and learn more about our upcoming sessions. This is a mandatory event for those who are interested in participating in STEMtorship Network during the 2018-19 academic year.

 Program Dates for the 2018-19 academic year:


  • Kick-Off Event @ Women’s Center: Oct 24th from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Monthly Meeting: Nov 16th from 3:00-5:00pm
  • Fall Community Dinner: Dec 6th from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Monthly Meeting: Jan 24th from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Monthly Meeting: Feb 22nd from 3:00-5:00pm
  • Winter Community Dinner: March 14th from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Monthly Meeting: April 18th from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Monthly Meeting: May 17th from 3:00-5:00pm
  • Spring Community Dinner: June 6th from 5:00-7:00pm


Students participating in the Women's Center STEMtorship Network Program will...

  • Get to connect with other women in STEM
  • Learn from the experiences of other women in STEM
  • Receive/provide support and affirmation from/to other women in STEM
  • Learn about campus and community resources that will support their success at UC San Diego and beyond
  • Develop and practices strategies for success
  • Learn how to balance academic work with participation in the broader UC San Diego community
  • Be part of a learning community where participants learn from one another

Members will receive...

  • Refreshments at each program
  • An opportunity to meet fellow STEM students in a supportive learning community
  • Invitations to special events and opportunities
  • A certificate and recognition gift at the end of the year (attendance required at 5 programs or more)


  • Register for the program before Oct. 15th
  • Attend sessions that you have RSVP’d to
  • Complete a pre and post assessment

STEMtorship Network Application