WISET - Mentoring
19:00 to 21:30 August 14, 2014 (Thursday), COEX Grand Ballroom
If you look carefully at the WiM-Networking Banquet photographs, you can notice the interns with the yellow shirt and some rather young faces of boys an girls at most tables. The yellow shirted intern volunteers were undergraduate and graduate college students and the young faces belonged to high school students. The female high school students were recommended by the Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET) and the Korean Mathematical Society (KMS). All the students (mentees), high school, undergraduate and graduate students were seated together with ICWM 2014 attendees (mentors) to give them the opportunity to see, hear and talk with women in mathematics from around the world. The whole mentoring program was designed to provide both mentors and mentees with an unique experience in networking!
After the banquet, both mentors and mentees were asked to fill out a brief questionnaire to assess the quality of this unique networking/mentoring experience. The results of the survey showed that both mentors and mentees were very positive about this unique opportunity.
Some Written Comments from the Questionnaire: