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

Making Evidence-based Networks Through Online Resources

February 5, 2019
Sarratt Student Center
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

During this third and final evidence- and information-gathering workshop hosted by the Committee on the Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine), scholars, mentors, and mentees imagined how to realize an evidence-based, online resource guide on mentorship. This daylong event was designed to clarify the purpose and scope of the online resource, identify users and use cases, and define the desirable functionalities of the final product.

The workshop agenda featured framing presentations from two experts in guiding principles for online resources that serve as repositories and foster virtual communities. Participants then discussed possibilities and sketch out their ideas by career stage, discipline, and other crosscutting interests.

The workshop was part of a larger effort 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. Integral to this is 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. The results will be used to create an evidence-based, online resource to assist STEMM practitioners in mentoring effectively and inclusively.
Open Agenda

9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:45 a.m. Framing Talks
  • Terrell Russell, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)
  • Sean Fox, Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
10:30 a.m. Large Group Discussion 

11:00 a.m. Coffee, Snacks, and Break into Groups

11:15 a.m. First Breakout Group Sessions 

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Reports from First Breakout Groups

1:15 p.m. Large Group Discussion 

1:45 p.m. Second Breakout Group Sessions

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Reports from Second Breakout Groups 

3:45 p.m. Large Group Discussion 

4:15 p.m. Final Breakout Group Sessions  

5:30 p.m. Break

5:45 p.m. Summation Talks from Final Breakout Groups 

6:15 p.m. Large Group Discussion 

6:45 p.m. Dinner

7:45 p.m. Adjourn