Dr. Linda Bailey Hayden, 2003 PAESMEM awardee, attended the “Propagating Effective Mentoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Convening Recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) to Map Future Strategy” workshop on December 1-2, 2011 in Arlington, VA. Dr. Hayden is one of 211 recipients of this award to date from throughout the United States.
One of the speakers at this workshop was Eric J. Jolly, PhD from the Science Museum of Minnesota, one of the nation's largest and most-esteemed science museums. His presentation was titled “A Conversation on Mentoring: A Window to the Future.”
“At the edge of knowledge you may not know everything. Our mentees will touch a future that we will not see. They will face obstacles, technologies, and conditions that do not now exist. So we must give them Confidence, Competency, and Credibility.”
Eric J. Jolly, PhD
A wealth of knowledge and experience in successful mentoring of students and professionals in scientific and technical fields, and particularly of those underrepresented in these fields, is available through the experience and knowledge of past recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). In 15 years of this program, nearly 200 awards have been made, recognizing the work of both individuals and organizations. The community of PAESMEM recipients is called on to an inaugural conference to take advantage of the collective expertise of PAESMEM recipients and other experts to map future strategy.