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2017 Unergraduate Research Mentoring Conference

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.

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, mentors and co-mentors from Caltech and JPL joined the Student-Faculty Programs office for Mentoring Across Difference: Conference on Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers. The following presentations have been made available as a resource for mentors and co-mentors.


Balancing Multiple Demands

Jarrett Ellington, Psy.D., Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical and Outreach Coordinator, Caltech Counseling Center

Don't wait to have THE TALK: Science Communication as a Tool to Mentor Success in Lab, Giving Presentations, and Beyond

Leslie Maxfield, Director, Academic Media Technologies and Communications

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Mentoring High School Students

Mitch Aiken, M.Ed., Associate Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach

Kitty Cahalan, Ph.D., Outreach Program Coordinator, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach

Christopher Spalding, Graduate Student, Planetary Science

Linhan Shen, Graduate Student, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

The Mentoring Spectrum: How to Mentor Across Personality Differences

Hanna Song, Ph.D., Senior Director for Diversity

Taso Dimitriadis, M.A., Assistant Director, Caltech Center for Diversity

Shooting the Rapids of "Perfection Pressure"

Linda Krippner, Psy.D., Director, Caltech Staff and Faculty Consultation Center

Train the Trainer Safety Workshop

Lauriane Quenee, PhD, RBP, SM (NRCM) Institute Biosafety Officer

Nathan Siladke, Ph.D. Chemical Hygiene Officer

Translating Teaching Pedagogy to Mentoring

Kelsey Boyle, Graduate Student, Co-Director, Caltech Project for Effective Teaching

Rebekah Silva, Graduate Student, Co-Director, Caltech Project for Effective Teaching

You're Mentoring a Summer Student—Now What?

Candace Rypisi, Director, Student-Faculty Programs Office

Keynote Presentation

Inclusive Mentoring: Why It Matters and How You Can Make A Difference

Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Professor of Psychology and Education; Director of the Weissman Center for Leadership, Mount Holyoke College