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Building Your Mentoring Toolkit: Conference on Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00am to 2:00pm
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Good mentoring is at the core of ensuring a successful undergraduate research experience. Good mentoring takes time, energy, and resources. Learning to be an effective mentor is an important professional skill that needs to be cultivated and supported. We invite you to attend an on-campus conference designed to address important issues around the mentoring of undergraduate researchers. Attendees will come away with concrete skills and strategies designed to help them effectively work with undergraduate researchers. 

In addition to a keynote presentation by Dr. Jenny Shanahan*, this event will feature workshops from Caltech staff and faculty members, and a division specific breakout session. See below for schedule and workshop information, as well as the bio for our keynote presenter.

Open to all Caltech and JPL mentors of undergraduate researchers.

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Schedule - May 11, 2018

Please check-in at Avery Courtyard

8:00-8:35 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast and Welcome 

8:40 – 9:40 a.m. - Session 1 Workshops

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. - Session 2 Workshops

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 p.m. - Session 3 Workshops

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Keynote Presentation

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. - Closing and Raffles

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*Keynote Speaker

This year, we welcome Dr. Jenny Shanahan, Assistant Provost for High-Impact Practices at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. Dr. Shanahan leads Undergraduate Research, the Honors Program, National Fellowships, and a Research Apprenticeship Program. She has been a CUR Councilor since 2008 and has served on the Executive Board of the organization. She has co-edited 3 books and authored 13 articles and book chapters on undergraduate research, as well as presented several keynote addresses and faculty workshops at institutions across North America. She speaks most often about ensuring equitable access to high-impact practices; scaffolding research in the curriculum; and supporting excellent faculty mentorship.

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For more information, please contact Student-Faculty Programs Office by phone at 626-395-2885 or by email at [email protected] or visit Mentoring Across Difference.