Program Leadership

Mentoring Program

  • David W. Murhammer (University of Iowa)


The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa initiated a mentorship program during the 2012-13 academic year. This program involves pairing professional chemical engineers with a minimum of 5 years post-BS experience with chemical engineering sophomores. The resulting mentor-mentee relationships are intended to continue through graduation. The intent of this program is for the mentors to contribute to the professional preparation of the students for a successful career by interactively supplementing the students’ formal education with the mentor’s knowledge, experience, and counsel. This includes individualized help with career planning, resume preparation, interviewing savvy, internships, networking opportunities, lasting relationships and more. The development and implementation of this mentorship program will be discussed. Furthermore, the program’s strengths and weaknesses will be reviewed.

How to Cite:

Murhammer, D. W., (2014) “Mentoring Program”, 2014 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference 2014(1), 1-6. doi:

Rights: Copyright © 2014, David W. Murhammer

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Published on
17 Oct 2014
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