Regional Coordinator: Alauddin A. Alauddin P.E.

Recruiting Engineer Mentors

Recruiting Engineer Mentors

See the teacher handbook for more details.

Benefits of Recruiting Your Own Volunteer Engineer Mentor

  • Self-interest: Volunteers with a close relationship to your school (e.g., parents of your students) will automatically be more interested in helping to enhance the learning process.
  • Knowledge: Local volunteers will have an increased awareness of local concerns and the resources and goals of your school.
  • Better outcomes: You have a better chance for success with a volunteer you have chosen.

Tips for Finding Engineer-Mentor

  • Ask an engineer who has visited your school on other occasions (career days, science fair judging).
  • Appeal to the parents of the students in your class or school. Place an article in the school newspaper or send a letter home with the students.
  • Check with your colleagues at the school. Perhaps one of them is married to or knows an engineer.
  • Contact your school business partner. A local contact that has made a community commitment is an "easy" target.
  • Contact your City's Bureau of Engineers. City partnerships with the local school district are usually a priority.
  • Tap into other community resources such as YMCA, PTA, and museums. They may have volunteers that are willing to help.
  • Issue a school press release announcing your participation and the need for a volunteer.
  • Look in the phone book under "Engineering" firms. Call to see if they are interested in education programs and community service.

If you have questions about mentoring, please contact Kevin White: