The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM

Academies STEMM report

CCHE would like to alert you to the upcoming release of the new National Academies report, The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM ~

This Science of Effective Mentorship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, and Mathematics (STEMM) report systematically compiles and analyzes current research on the characteristics, competencies, and behaviors of effective mentors and mentees in STEMM. In addition to the comprehensive report, the committee will share a practical resource guide for mentoring practitioners to create and support viable, sustainable mentoring support systems.

The quality, vigor, and innovation of the US STEMM enterprise depend on increasing the diversity of individuals, research teams, and leadership in STEMM fields. This in turn requires the advancement of women, individuals from racial/ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEMM, and first-generation students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Effective, high-quality, and sustainable mentoring relationships for diverse individuals across career stages are essential in supporting student success (e.g., performance, persistence) in STEMM fields, especially for many members of these historically underrepresented populations.

Report Launch

The public release of the report is set for Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 12:00-2:00pm CDT and anyone who’s interested may attend virtually. Learn more and register here.

CCHE Associate Director Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, (chair) and Director of the UW ICTR Mentoring Initiatives Christine Pfund, PhD, were on the committee that compiled this report. Important work!

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