Forbes: New $25 Million Initiative Aims To Provide Young Women With Contemporary STEM Role Models

Forbes: New $25 Million Initiative Aims To Provide Young Women With Contemporary STEM Role Models. “IF/THEN aims to inspire young women to enter the STEM fields by highlighting the achievements of modern female role models in STEM. It will do so by introducing female role models into mainstream culture by illuminating their achievements through media by posting content on YouTube, on cable television shows such as Bravo’s Project Runway, as well as introducing weekly television series which will showcase how STEM works behind the scenes and how it many of our day-to-day processes are made possible by advances in the STEM disciplines.”

Mother Earth News: New Database Connects Students to Farming Mentors

Mother Earth News: New Database Connects Students to Farming Mentors. “Frustrated about turning away hundreds of applicants each year for internships at Polyface, Sheri [Salatin] founded the Eager Farmer database to improve the accessibility of on-farm experience for people around the world. She aims to help landowners find farm managers; hook up landless farmers with property they can lease or purchase; and connect young people with experienced farmers who can mentor them. By cultivating these connections, Eager Farmer hopes to preserve America’s agricultural landscapes for the next generation.”

Mashable: Facebook launches new tool to help connect users with mentors

Mashable: Facebook launches new tool to help connect users with mentors. “Mentors often play a crucial role in helping people achieve their goals. Now, Facebook wants to help foster those relationships all in one place. The social media giant launched a new product Wednesday called Mentorship and Support, which will connect users with mentors to get the advice and support they need. The aim is to bring together people who have shared experiences and goals but don’t already know each other.”