Effective mentoring is critical to the retention of students in STEM fields and has been linked to greater productivity, research independence, and career satisfaction. In general, mentors do not receive any formalized training in mentoring. More specifically, mentors are unaware of specific issues related to mentoring diverse students.

Entering Mentoring Training is an 8 week curriculum based on the model: “Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists,” by J. Handlesman et al. 2009.

The seminar targets graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in the sciences and uses a student-centered, integrative approach.

The next EMT Training will occur in Summer 2017. Please contact the Program Director or Lead Facilitator for questions about the application process. Additional information can be found here.

Research Mentoring Training is housed under the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education, University of  Wisconsin-Madison. View their website here.

Program Director: Dr. Diana Azurdia, Associate Director of Graduate Programs in Bioscience
Email: dazurdia@mednet.ucla.edu

Lead Facilitator: Dr. Rachel Kennison, Associate Director, Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences (CEILS)
Email: rkennison@ceils.ucla.edu

The program is supported by the Graduate Program in Biosciences, and has a partnership with Center for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences (CEILS) and the Undergraduate Research Center for the Sciences (URC-Sciences).