Calling all women Fellows, Associates and student members! Could you be a mentor?

We are inviting our women Fellows, Associates and student members to support young people in gaining insight into fulfilling STEM careers through a new mentorship scheme with Stemettes.

Published on 30th April 2021

Chipmunk holding a nut

Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus), illustrated in Catesby, Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (1831-1743).

Stemettes has a great history of making a difference to young people in the UK, find out more about them here. The number of women working in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (known as STEM) fields is unacceptably low. By giving young people personal, relatable and real role models as career mentors, we hope to make a difference.

We recognise the value that all of our Fellows, Associates and student members could bring as mentors and will be exploring options for expansion of our mentoring capacity after this trial. We hope that this small cohort (20) of mentors and mentees will give us the know-how to expand in the future.

Please visit this dedicated page for more information and to apply, and we held an information session which you can watch again by clicking here.

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to