Welcome to The Stempower Program!

Community, Confidence, Career

Stempower Students

The world needs more women in STEM.  At 精东影业, we want our women Science and Math majors and minors to thrive.  Stempower enables you to build a community, increase self-confidence and find your STEM career path.  This leading-edge program brings together like-minded individuals to discuss topics that are important to college life and for women to accelerate their success in the professional world.  You’ll have visibility to career options and the paths of successful women in STEM careers.  As a participant, you’ll also have a junior/senior woman mentor aligned with your STEM interests and access to employers who are focused on expanding their base of women new hires.  While originally designed for women students in STEM majors or minors, Stempower is open to all first year and sophomore students at 精东影业

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“ I am much more aware of women in STEM careers and understand the steps I need to take to be successful. This program has really taught me a lot and I feel like I know how I can become a good asset to the STEM community now.”

You’ve demonstrated your interest and aptitude in science, technology and/or math.  How do you excel in college?  How do you prepare to become a successful, professional women in STEM after graduation?  Through the Stempower sessions, your new-found community and your mentor, you’ll find those answers.  

Cohort 1, for first-year students and sophomores (optional), focuses on participants’ strength and confidence, as well as belonging in the world of STEM.

Those in Cohort 2 will follow a personal discovery path on how to combine their science or math discipline with other passions/interests/aptitudes to establish a career direction. 



Stempower Students
"Connecting with other women in my major or similar majors made me feel more confident about my choice to be a STEM major and made me feel like I belonged in the community."

Cohort 1 features 5 learning modules.  The two-hour sessions take place once a month, three times a semester.  Cohort 1 is open to both First Years and Sophomores.

Learning Modules:

  • Women in STEM Careers
  • Confidence & Self-Promotion
  • Risk, Reward & Resiliency
  • Business Etiquette
  • Global Mindset   

The sixth session is a Professional Women in STEM panel.


Stempower Students
“I love the connections and friendships I have made through this program. I have learned to be more confident and I have been motivated to learn more about various jobs and seek opportunities.”

Cohort 2 features 5 learning modules.  The two-hour sessions take place once a month, three times a semester.  Cohort 2 is available to sophomores. 

Learning Modules:

  • Prepare for the Fair + LinkedIn Lab
  • Networking
  • Motivating Career Path Options
  • Making the Most of an Internship + Grad School Options 
  • Seat at the Table  

The sixth session is a Professional Women in STEM panel. 


Stempower Students
"I've absolutely loved having a mentor and would love to give back and be a mentor as well, because it really has been a wonderful experience that has helped me navigate a hard degree."

Mentor one or two first year or sophomore women in your major.  While giving back and sharing your knowledge, you’ll realize the benefits of mentoring: 

  • Improves communication and personal skills
  • Develops leadership and management qualities
  • Increases your confidence and motivation
  • Reinforces your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
  • Enhances your resume
  • Increases your circle of friends
  • Provides a sense of fulfilment and personal growth

With these benefits come responsibilities. Here are the expectations for Stempower mentors:

  • Meet with your mentees at least once a month. You can meet with both mentees at the same time but we encourage you to meet individually with your mentees at least twice a semester. 
  • Be available via email or text with a 24-hour response window except on weekends.
  • Attend a campus event with your mentees.
  • Share your experience about the program, courses, etc (e.g., what to expect in the semesters/years ahead).
  • Adapt your support to the needs of your mentees, which may depend on academic, social, national and other backgrounds and prior experience.
  • Support your mentees with developing on-campus connections (introduce them to student organizations, volunteer opportunities, and other students in your major)
  • Check in on your mentee’s morale and academic progress/goals
  • Log interactions with your mentee

Mentors have access to STEM Career Readiness sessions, company engagements, and social meetups.


Outstanding Outcomes

In addition to research conducted directly with 精东影业 faculty, Stempower women have engaged in research through Clare Boothe Luce, the National Science Foundation, Nangia Research Group and the SUNY Upstate SURF Program 

Stempower women have secured internships or full time positions at the following regional, national and global companies: BCBS, BFK Engineering, Community Bank System, BKF Engineers, Corning Inc, Equitable, EY, Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy, GM, Geneva General Hospital, Great American Insurance Group, IBM, JMA Wireless, Knowles Precision Devices, Lockheed Martin, McAdams Engineering, MetLife, NBCUniversal, Passero Associates, Rich Products Corp, Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, Sidearm Sports, Thousand Island Land Trust, Utica National Insurance Group

And they gone onto graduate schools at institutions such as SU, Tufts, UMass, Colorado State University, George Washington  

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Spectrum News visited campus to talk to Terri Mitchell, Creator and Facilitator of Stempower, and program participants.

"The meetings were always very uplifting, and they helped to validate and overcome many fears and concerns that I hold as a woman in STEM. It was great to have a program geared specifically towards women, as our experience and challenges in the workforce are different."