Online Mentoring Program for Girls in STEM
About the Institution
Type of institution
Talent development program
Short description of institution
CyberMentor was founded in 2005 and is Germany’s largest online mentoring program for girls in STEM. Up to 800 pupils from 5th to 12th grade are accompanied by a personal mentor for one year. The female mentor serves as a role model for STEM activities and provides guidance on the choice of subjects and studies. Mentoring is provided via a protected online platform with mail, chat and forum, and is supported by a wide range of information on STEM, studies, and professional choice. The success rate of CyberMentor speaks for itself: 71% of interviewed participants choose a STEM subject as a subject or a course of study.