Event Title

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Model: Graduate Students Matched with STEM First-Year Mentees

Presentation Type

Poster Session

Location

Burnett Honors College

Start Date

10-10-2014 5:15 PM

End Date

10-10-2014 7:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Finding innovative ways to integrate first-year students into research remains a challenge. Here we describe a program that gives students a short apprenticeship in a STEM research environment. First-year students are paired with a Graduate Research Mentor (GRM) for an apprenticeship that lasts for 12 weeks and students engage in the research process for three hours each week. The mentees log their activities each week and these logs have demonstrated that students can participate in a wide variety of experiences. The GRMs are also having positive experiences and report that they gain mentoring skills through the LEARN program.

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Oct 10th, 5:15 PM Oct 10th, 7:00 PM

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Model: Graduate Students Matched with STEM First-Year Mentees

Burnett Honors College

Finding innovative ways to integrate first-year students into research remains a challenge. Here we describe a program that gives students a short apprenticeship in a STEM research environment. First-year students are paired with a Graduate Research Mentor (GRM) for an apprenticeship that lasts for 12 weeks and students engage in the research process for three hours each week. The mentees log their activities each week and these logs have demonstrated that students can participate in a wide variety of experiences. The GRMs are also having positive experiences and report that they gain mentoring skills through the LEARN program.