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Women Mentoring Women Earns STEM Award

Women Mentoring Women Earns STEM Award

Student organization Women Mentoring Women in Engineering recently was honored with the Million Women Mentors Texas Stand Up for STEM Collegiate Award.

Four women with two of them holding STEM awards

Tricia Berry (left), director of the Women in
Engineering Program at UT Austin, presented
the award to UT Dallas students Sanjana
Sankaran, Gelareh Nobakht and Mythri Challa.

The award recognizes students or student organizations that demonstrate leadership and passion for STEM-related careers and encourage and support others to develop STEM skills through role modeling and mentoring. Women Mentoring Women matches Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science students with women in the workforce for a semester-long mentoring engagement that includes regular meetings to discuss issues such as resume tips, networking and interviewing. The group also helps students prepare for interviews and research opportunities.

“I was nervous before my first interview, but after talking with my group, I realized that I had to get past my nervousness and walk in with confidence to acquire a summer internship,” said computer engineering senior Gelareh Nobakht, president of the organization. “This meeting motivated me, and I went in more equipped and readier with tips from the mentors and mentees who had been there before.”

Women Mentoring Women received the award at the Dec. 6 Stand Up for STEM Awards ceremony during the Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit in Austin. The group is accepting members. Email [email protected] for more information.

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