Mentors Make a Difference

A Mentor Helped this Scientist Fall in Love with Science

Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, PhD, Director of Science Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences, grew up in a rural part of Puerto Rico and had never met a scientist before in her life. Then, along came her first mentor, who showed her the way to success and made her believe that she could achieve great things.

Created in partnership with United Technologies Corporation, our STEM Scholars program aims to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders by matching them with mentors who are real-world scientists, engineers, and role models. The program is currently accepting applications for both mentors and students.

Mentors, apply here.

Students, apply here.

How a Mentor Changed My Life