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

Participatory Workshop on Metrics, Models, and Identities in STEMM Mentoring Relationships: What Works and Why?

October 8, 2018 
National Academy of Sciences (Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center), 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA 92617

The second of three evidence and information gathering workshops hosted by the Committee on the Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine), researchers, mentors, and mentees came together to develop a shared understanding of three commissioned papers. This day-long event was designed to examine the evidence and engage the presentations from scholarly as well as lived experiences.

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.

NOTE: All speaker presentations are preliminary results reflecting draft-stage papers and do not reflect either the final papers or the consensus view of the committee.
Open Agenda

8:15 a.m. Breakfast

8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
  • Angela Byars-Winston, University of Wisconsin—Madison
9:00 a.m. Commissioned Paper on the Role of Identity in Mentorship (slides - PDF)
  • Ebony McGee, Vanderbilt University
9:15 a.m. Large Group Discussion

9:45 a.m. Coffee, Snacks, and Break into Groups

10:00 a.m. Affinity Group Sessions

11:15 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Commissioned Paper on Metrics, Assessment, and Evaluation in Mentorship (slides - PDF)
  • Paul Hernandez, West Virginia University
11:45 a.m. Large Group Discussion

12:15 p.m. Lunch and Break into Groups

12:45 p.m. Affinity Group Sessions

2:00 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. Commissioned Paper on Non-Dyadic Models of Mentorship (slides - PDF)
  • Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University
  • Stephani Page, Duke University
2:30 p.m. Large Group Discussion

3:00 p.m. Coffee, Snacks, and Break into Groups

3:15 p.m. Affinity Group Sessions

4:30 p.m. Break

4:45 p.m. Mentee Reflection Dinner Talk
  • David Esparza, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Jeremy Waisome, University of Florida
  • Philip Vieira, California State University—Dominguez Hills
  • Moderator: Renetta Tull, University System of Maryland
5:15 p.m. Large Group Discussion

5:45 p.m. Reception

6:15 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Discussion and Reflection
  • Christiane Spitzmüller, University of Houston
  • Maria Lund Dahlberg, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
7:30 p.m. Adjourn