Special Seminar: Shelly Lesher, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, “Evidence-Based Inclusive Mentoring Practices”

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab, WL-216 (Conference Room) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Mentoring of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers is an important part of any scientists’ career. Research has shown that a good mentoring relationship can be one of the most important factors in determining students’ persistence in graduate school and recruitment of underrepresented students into the STEMM community. Although the importance of mentorship is understood, very few faculty have ever participated in a mentor training program and few structured training events are provided, especially for academics early in their career. This talk will discuss a recent National Academies’ Report on the Science of Effective Mentorship, the benefits of positive mentoring experiences, and how you can integrate evidence-based mentoring practices into your community.