Funding Source: M-Cubed 3.0
Project details: Rise Up, a mentoring program initiative, helps underrepresented minority (URM) high school students succeed in their Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science (CS) courses and exams. In this project, near-peer undergraduate students will mentor URM high school students in CS via remote and in-person help sessions. We will examine how these mentoring sessions impact students’ self-efficacy and interest in computing and engineering careers. Also, the project will focus on holistically examining the factors that influence the effectiveness of the mentor-mentee relationships, including how to effectively train and support mentors and how to encourage mentee engagement.