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Mentoring Across Difference: Conference on Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Beckman Institute

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. Becky Wai-Ling Packard*, 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, 2017

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8:00-8:30 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast and Welcome 

8:30 – 9:40 a.m. - Session 1 Workshops

9:45 – 10:55 a.m. - Session 2 Workshops

11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. - Session 3 Workshops

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Keynote Presentation

1:40 – 2:40 p.m. - Division Breakout Sessions

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. - Closing and Raffles

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*Keynote Speaker

This year, we welcome Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, from Mount Holyoke College. Dr. Packard is a professor of psychology and education and is the Director of the Weissman Center for Leadership. At the Weissman Center, she oversees all initiatives, and she is responsible for Teaching and Learning Initiatives and new faculty mentoring.  Dr. Packard is the author of Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students: A Research-Based Guide for Faculty and Administrators.


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