2018 Undergraduate 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 Friday, May 11, 2018, mentors and co-mentors from Caltech and JPL joined the Student-Faculty Programs office for Building Your Mentoring Toolkit: Conference on Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers. The following presentations have been made available as a resource for mentors and co-mentors.
April Castañeda, Assistant Director, Human Resources, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Giving Voice: Supporting Inclusivity in STEM Mentoring
Melany Hunt, Dotty and Dick Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Felicia Hunt, Assistant Vice President for Equity, Accessibility, & Inclusion Initiatives, & Title IX Coordinator
Erin-Kate Escobar, Assistant Director of the Center for Diversity
Brian Brophy, Theater Arts Director
Elle Chimiak, Graduate Student
Sharing the Big Picture: Activities to Teach Research Contexts to Novice Scientists
Christina Birch, Writing Specialist; Lecturer in Engineering
Erin Burkett, Writing Specialist and Lecturer in STEM Writing and Communication
Mentor Activities for Mentees handout
Translating Teaching Pedagogy to Mentoring
Kelsey Boyle, Graduate Student, Past Co-Director, Caltech Project for Effective Teaching
Rebekah Silva, Graduate Student, Co-Director, Caltech Project for Effective Teaching
Understanding Today's Student: A Toolkit for Mentoring Undergraduates
Joe Bennethum, Senior Residential Life Coordinator
Erica Crawford, North House Residential Life Coordinator
Nilza Santana-Castillo, Graduate Residential Life Coordinator
Vanessa Tejada, South House Residential Life Coordinator
What Makes for a Great Undergraduate Research Project?
Candace Rypisi, Director, Student-Faculty Programs