Mentoring Workshop


Mentoring Undergraduates Workshop

January 16, from 8:30 to 12:30
The North End Center, room 2420

Drawing from multiple well established sources and programs, this free workshop will engage participants through interactive sessions on recognizing their expertise, exploring what a mentor is and is not, what a mentor does, and guidelines and best practices for mentoring undergraduate students. While this year's focus will be on STEM disciplines, the principles presented will be applicable broadly to other disciplines.

This year we are excited to welcome nationally recognized keynote speaker and mentoring expert, Janet L. Branchaw, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement. Dr. Branchaw led development of the original and second edition of the Entering Research curriculum for undergraduate and graduate research trainees, as well as development and validation of the Entering Research Learning Assessment (ERLA). She co-developed the second edition of the Entering Mentoring curriculum to train the research mentors of undergraduate students in STEM and the adapted curriculum to train the mentors of graduate student researchers in the biomedical sciences.

This workshop is open to faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students. A light continental breakfast will be available. Program capacity is 50, accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Register by January 8 at 5:00pm
Sponsored by: The Office of Undergraduate Research, HHMI Inclusive Excellence in the Sciences at Virginia Tech, Human Resources, the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and Career and Professional Development.

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Questions? Email Keri Swaby.