02/06/2013 06:08 pm ET Updated Oct 01, 2013

The Top Qualities For Mentors In STEM

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Over the last few weeks my team at The Huffington Post has spoken to a lot of amazing women from all around the country as we prepared to build out groups of mentors for our Girls in STEM mentorship program.

As we get ready to kick off the program, we've compiled a few tips from Facebook for our mentors when interacting with their mentees. According to our community, having a passion for your field and an open-mind is key.

Below, find out what our community had to say and tell us what qualities make for a great mentor in the STEM fields.

For more information on mentorship in the STEM fields, click here.