Rooted in STEM Information Session

Are you a current CSE undergraduate student interested in doing high school outreach to local high school 11th/12th graders? Please consider the brand new Rooted in STEM program!

Information Session for Potential Mentors
Friday, September 17
4 - 5 p.m.
Bruininks Hall 420B

About the Program
This program will focus on historically excluded and underserved students from Twin Cities high schools who are interested in STEM and will be capped at 25 participants. The ratio for mentors/mentees will likely be one undergraduate mentor to every three high school mentees.

Undergraduates with BIPOC, First Generation, and LGBTQIA+ identities are especially encouraged to apply!

Requirements for Mentors
Mentors will be asked to mentor one Saturday per month (October-April) for 4 hours each in addition to several pre-program trainings.

To support 25 high school participants, Rooted in STEM is now recruiting 8-9 CSE undergraduate students with a 2.5+ cumulative GPA to serve as mentors. Highly dedicated mentors will be essential program staff and must be able to fulfil to the following:

Minimum Commitment

  • Pass a background check required by the University’s Safety of Minors policy (For more information, please visit the policy website:
  • Attend required mentor training on EITHER Friday, October 8 from 8:00-10:00am OR Wednesday, October 13 from 11:30am-1:00pm.
  • Attend all program sessions from 9:30am-1:30pm on the following Saturdays: October 16, November 13, December 11, January 22, February 19, March 19, and April 30
  • Attend periodic mentor meetings


  • Mentors who fulfill their commitment will be eligible for a $500 scholarship at the end of the program
  • Catered lunch provided during Saturday program sessions

Questions? Email Dan Garrison, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion for CSE Collegiate Life.


Start date
Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 4 p.m.
End date
Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 5 p.m.

Bruininks Hall 420B