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The Mentoring Lab: Build Skills for Effective Undergraduate Research Mentorship

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Associate Dean Colleen McLinn presents a workshop on mentoring summer undergraduate research students

Registration required by May 10, 2024 (contact us directly for late registrations)

  • Session 1: May 14, 2024 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, G10 Biotechnology Building
  • Session 2: May 30, 2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, G10 Biotechnology Building

If you have questions, please contact, Dr. Laura Schoenle, Engineering Learning Initiatives (laura.schoenle@cornell.edu). 

Presenters: Dr. Colleen McLinn and Dr. Evelyn Ambríz, Cornell Graduate School

Join us for a two-part interactive discussion and workshop about best practices for mentoring undergraduate researchers. You will learn evidence-based mentoring techniques, articulate your own mentoring style, and engage with tools that you can use right now to enhance your mentoring practice. This workshop is ideal for the mentors of undergraduate researchers who would like to refine their mentoring practices or who are first-time mentors to undergraduate researchers.

In part one, we’ll use case studies and discussion prompts from the Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research to explore foundational questions such as: “How can you set expectations for mentor and mentee to make sure the project and relationship stay on track? What are common challenges students face when getting started with research?”

In part two, we will engage with questions like “How can we ensure mentees feel welcome and support their growth and confidence as researchers?”

Additionally, we will preview new tools and resources being developed at Cornell as part of Faculty Advancing Inclusive Mentoring (FAIM) Resource Center, primarily designed for use in graduate education and the professoriate, but highly relevant to mentors at all levels.

Space is limited and registration is required. All registrants are expected to attend both sessions. Workshops are facilitated by Dr. Colleen McLinn (cmm252) and Dr. Evelyn Ambríz (ea229) from the Cornell Graduate School. If you have questions, please contact, Dr. Laura Schoenle (laura.schoenle@cornell.edu).


Diversity & Inclusion
Focus Area
Build Your Skills
Transferable Skills
Teaching & Mentoring
Graduate School, Graduate Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement, CIRTL at Cornell
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G10 Biotechnology Building
526 Campus Road
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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