Mentoring Researchers in STEM Series


Will you be responsible for supervising an undergraduate research project this summer? Do you expect to mentor research in the future and want to improve your mentoring skills? Excellent mentors develop through years of practice, but this 4-workshop series is designed to accelerate the process. Participants will become more confident, effective mentors, equipped with useful strategies and tools for resolving mentoring challenges. 

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • identify multiple strategies for engaging undergraduate researchers.
  • articulate the best practices and pitfalls in mentoring undergraduate researchers.
What to Bring:




In the Library:
  • How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers. Merkel, Carolyn A. & Baker, Shenda M.
  • Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering. National Academy Press
  • How to Develop and Administer Institutional Undergraduate Research Programs. Hakin, Toufic M.
  • Developing & Sustaining a Research-Supportive Curriculum: A Compendium of Successful Practices. Karukstis, Kerry K. & Elgren, Timothy E., Eds.
  • Reinvigorating the Undergraduate Experience: Successful Models Supported by NSF's AIRE/RAIRE Program. Kauffman, Linda & Stocks, Janet
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 Certificates: Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoctoral scholar certificates:
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Visit the Workshop Series page to register or check availability.