In addition to my tutoring experience with grad students and summer interns, I have been participating in many K-12 mentorship programs, e.g., Scientific Adventures for Girls, SHE Leads STEM Summit, Adopt-a-Physicist, East Bay STEM Career Awareness Day, and actions within K-12 Berkeley Lab program.
It was also a great occasion for some small self-reflection. During the #mentoring lunch we were drawing our own career paths staring from high school goals. There were some deviations on my path, but I know one thing, I wouldn't be here if not my undergrad internship mentors.🙏 pic.twitter.com/l6i95TWYfg— Dr. Maria Żurek (@mariakzurek) May 17, 2019
It was such a great experience to connect with the amazing pupils from @JANorCal and inspiring co-mentors during the S.H.E. Leads Summit 2019. Happy to talk to so many high-school girls interested in STEM fields. #WomenInSTEM #WomenInScience #womenintech #WomenInMedicine pic.twitter.com/4Hpt4EqKek— Dr. Maria Żurek (@mariakzurek) February 13, 2019
It's the last day of the Adopt-a-Physicist Fall 2018 program. I had a great time discussing with amazing students from @MonroviaNews and @victoryechs about physics and my career as a physicist. We've written almost 60 posts during these 3 weeks! https://t.co/R5jcEV19QI 👩🔬👨🏫👨🎓 pic.twitter.com/kkoEFDymut— Dr. Maria Żurek (@mariakzurek) November 1, 2018
Being a good student is not the same as being a good scientist. Good research and high exam marks frequently require different skills - my small wisdom at the discussion with STEM Acad @San_MarinHS students visiting @BerkeleyLab. More info here: https://t.co/qh2DDhvNBA. #outreach pic.twitter.com/EtBdDVzCsB— Dr. Maria Żurek (@mariakzurek) June 5, 2019