Mentoring Undergraduates: Challenges, Celebrations & Student Writing

Date: 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10:30am to 2:30pm

Location: 

TMEC 306, 260 Longwood Ave.

Pre Workshop Article - please read
Description:
Are you mentoring or planning to mentor an undergraduate in the laboratory or field?  We are pleased to partner with the FAS Science Education Office on this workshop series for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other researchers who mentor or seek to mentor undergraduate researchers.
This workshop focuses on handling challenging situations, celebrating achievements, and supporting student science writing. Through discussion of case studies, you will learn about common mistakes in mentorship and strategies to prevent and address problems. We will also discuss ways to recognize and celebrate success of your mentees. The second part of the mentoring workshop focuses on supporting student science writing. Through examination and analysis of undergraduate writing, you will explore strategies to help you support and improve your mentees skills in writing scientific proposals and abstracts without rewriting those documents yourself.

Pizza lunch will be provided.

Workshop Facilitators:
Margaret Lynch, PhD, Associate Director of Science Education, Life Sciences Undergraduate Education, FAS Division of Science, Harvard University
Anna Babakhanyan, PhD, MBT, Undergraduate Science Research Advisor, Division of Science, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

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