MWM “Stand Up for STEM” Awards

MWM “Stand Up for STEM” Awards

To recognize and elevate the work of incredible mentors, companies, and organizations engaged in mentoring within Kentucky

Award Event: The MWM Stand Up for STEM Award will be presented at the KAM Manufacturing Our Future Conference & Trade Show, May 31 at the Lexington Convention Center. A 3D printed trophy created by Stratasys and an MWM award certificate will be presented to the winner by Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton, Honorary Chair, MWM KY.

Eligibility: Any individual, organization or company engaged in mentoring women in STEM is eligible for nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. Previous participation in MWM is not required, but formally pledging as a mentor via MWM is required before receiving the award.

How to Nominate a Mentor: Submit the MWM Stand Up For STEM Award Application Form and a nomination letter supporting the nominee based on the following three criteria, in three distinct sections.

  • Impact (40%): Measured effectiveness of mentoring
  • Outreach/Teamwork (40%): Using at-hand resources of mentees and mentors to maximize effort
  • Innovation (20%): New approaches to mentoring creating best practices

Nomination Deadline: April 30, 2017 sent by email to

Selection Process: The Selection Committee, representing educational institutions and industry, will review each nomination and select the winner based on content and quality of the completed nominations within the criteria outlined.

General Information: In addition to the form and nomination letter, additional evidence of excellence, such as additional support letters, outreach materials, or press articles, are encouraged.

For more information, contact: Rosemary Fama – or call 859 218-4341.

About MWM: Million Women Mentors (MWM) supports the engagement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers.

Download the Award Application

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