Engineering mentors


In May 2014, Wichita was one of seven cities recognized at the White House as a winner of the US2020 City Competition for its success in building a community collaboration around STEM mentoring. The Wichita effort -- a coalition of more than 30 partners from industry, government, schools and youth-serving nonprofits, is operated out of the College of Engineering under the name of STEMpact2020.

STEMpact2020 proactively engages the local STEM workforce in mentoring youth, providing role models to inspire a greater number of children to pursue STEM careers meeting the needs of local employers. Our vision is to have 20 percent of STEM professionals in the Wichita metropolitan area involved in high impact STEM mentoring by the year 2020.