So the research doesn’t lie! Fewer people are going into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers these days, especially women and diverse cultural groups. Despite the various reasons why, there are a lot of people taking action to make STEM subjects more accessible to the next generation. One such group is the The Social Action for a Grassroots Astrobiology Network or S.A.G.A.N., started by a group of sexy and intelligent Gen Y scientists whose passion for science and spreading the word about science is undeniable. Their mission is “To sustain a vibrant community of scientists and science enthusiasts in an inviting environment supporting shared learning” and they are doing that with a “free, community-supported social network” which is “a lively communication platform where interested individuals, journalists, teachers, students, and scientists alike can organize events, inform about events, exchange ideas, ask questions, find mentors, describe new findings, share pictures of science events”. This site also will connect with a mentor! A MENTOR!
If you are interested in science, a scientists, or just want to connect with people living their passion then go to saganet.org, become a member, form a group, post on the forum, and match yourself with a mentor.