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Mentoring Workshop


Mentoring Undergraduates Workshop

was held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from

9:00am to 12:00pm.

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 in research. The principles presented will be applicable broadly to all areas of research. This workshop is open to faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.

This year the workshop will be facilitated by our own Stephanie (Nikki) Lewis, PhD, Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Honors College, who brings over 10 years of experience and training in mentoring undergraduates and graduates in research, and is co-creator of the scaffolded mentoring model used in the Bevan Brown Molecular Modeling Lab at Virginia Tech (

Participation in this workshop is free but registration is required. 

Sponsored by:   The Office of Undergraduate Research, HHMI Inclusive Excellence in the Sciences at Virginia Tech, and the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

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Contact Keri Swaby at with any questions.