Mentoring Undergraduates

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
University of Iowa Main Library, 1022 LIB

Abstract: This interactive session presents an overview of evidence-based materials being disseminated and further developed through the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). Strategies for effective research mentoring will be discussed and participants will engage in exemplar activities and learn how to effectively utilize these materials with their undergraduate research mentees.

Lori Adams holds a BS in crop science from the University of Illinois Champaign–Urbana, a PhD in genetics from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, and completed postdoctoral research at the Boyce Thompson Institute in Cornell and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. At the University of Iowa she serves as the co-PI/co-director for several NSF, NIH, and private donor–funded programs that support the engagement of undergraduate students in science. The programs support approximately 90 STEM undergraduate majors each year. Lori is recognized as a National Academies Education Mentor in the Life Sciences and is also a part of the National Research Mentoring Network cadre of Master Facilitators, placing her in a strategic position to contribute to institutional and national efforts to prepare and diversify the biomedical workforce.

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