Sign Up to Become a Mentor
Note: Though we will accept mentor sign-ups throughout the spring, please try and sign up before February 1st, 2018 to facilitate the mentor-mentee matching process.
For the 2018 ProjectCSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls, middle school girls who request a mentor will be paired with a mentor who will guide them throughout the course of their projects. Mentors must either be professionals working in the tech industry or be college students majoring in computer science or in an engineering discipline. Further details regarding mentor eligibility are as follows:
Technical Professionals - Professionals can hail from a variety of fields (biotechnology, cybersecurity, app development, computer science research, AI, etc.) but must have experience working in the tech industry and have a technical background. University professors also fall under this category.
College Students - College students must be majoring in computer science or in an engineering discipline (bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, etc.) and must be attending a college or university in the United States during the 2017-2018 school year.
Mentors are expected to be able to remotely respond to students' questions through email, phone calls, and/or Skype as needed. They must be available to help students throughout the competition process. The time commitment is approximately two hours per month. This means that 1 mentee would amount to 2 hrs/month, 2 mentees would amount to 4 hrs/month, and so on. Mentors are not required to meet the participants in-person.
Mentors will be matched with teams or individuals based on what they indicate as their skills or areas of expertise, and what the participants want their mentor to help them with. Mentors will be recognized with their mentees if their team is recognized as a semifinalist, finalist, or national winner.