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The Science of Effective Mentoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, and Mathematics (STEMM)

Workshop on Inclusive Mentorship Excellence in STEMM: New Knowledge, Ideas, and Practice

April 11-12, 2018,
National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20418

The workshop is part of a larger effort being organized by the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies to heighten the quality, vigor, and innovation in the U.S. STEMM enterprise by increasing the diversity of individuals, research teams, and leadership in STEMM fields. The Committee on the Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM seeks to enhance the advancement of historically underrepresented populations in STEMM through the systematic compilation and analysis of the current research on mentorship in STEMM and the creation of an evidence-based, online resource guide to assist practitioners in the construction of customized, multidimensional mentoring programs for undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in scientific research.


Open Agenda



April 11
9:45 a.m.Workshop framing remarks (slides - pdf)
  • Angela Byars-Winston, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Richard (Rick) McGee, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
10:15 a.m.Topic 1: New methods and approaches (slides - pdf)
  • Lillian Turner Eby, University of Georgia
10:45 a.m.Facilitated breakout session 1
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Topic 2: Assessment and metrics (slides - pdf)
  • Christine (Chris) Pfund, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Angela Byars-Winston, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:30 p.m.Facilitated breakout session 2
2:45 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m.Topic 3: Team and other forms of mentorship (discussion document - pdf)
  • Linda Pololi, Brandeis and C-Change
3:45 p.m.Facilitated breakout session 3
5:00 p.m.Break
5:30 p.m.Reception
6:00 p.m.Dinner
6:45 p.m.Plenary speaker 
  • Nora Dominguez, Mentoring Institute and International Mentoring Association
7:15 p.m.Discussion
7:30 p.m.Adjourn day 1
April 12
9:30 a.m.Breakfast
10:00 a.m.Reconvening remarks
  • Angela Byars-Winston, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:15 a.m.Topic 4: Cross- or interdisciplinary perspectives (discussion document - pdf)
  • Audrey Murrell, University of Pittsburgh
10:45 a.m.Facilitated breakout session 4
12:00 p.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.Breakout group reports and closing remarks
1:15 p.m.Adjourn Workshop