Intergenerational dialogue and mentoring are key in building the next generation of STEM and nuclear non-proliferation experts. In fields that are considered highly technical and difficult to enter, such as STEM and arms control, good mentors that provide guidance for both career and personal growth can encourage young professionals to break barriers and create lasting change. To inspire and encourage our next generation of experts to pursue their career goals, the CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) is partnering with internationally renowned leaders in STEM and disarmament from the CTBTO Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) for a virtual mentoring event.
During the session, GEM members will act as mentors and engage with students and young professionals from the CTBTO Youth Group for two rounds of short, focused conversations held under Chatham House rules. Participants will meet in Webex breakout rooms for 25 minutes on a rotating basis.
This unique opportunity will further the CYG members’ knowledge of the nuclear non-proliferation sphere, answer their most pressing professional questions and build their confidence their pursuing their interests and breaking silos in fields that require more diversity and emerging voices.