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, interative approach.
The next EMT Training will occur Winter and Summer 2017. Please contact the Program Director or Lead Facilitator for questions about the application process. Additional information can be found here.
Program Director: Dr. Diana Azurdia, Associate Director of Graduate Programs in Bioscience
The program is supported by the Graduate Program in Biosciences, and has a partnership with Center fo Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences (CEILS) and the Undergraduate Research Center for the Sciences (URC-Sciences).
Feel free to contact the Program Director or Lead Facilitator directly. For general questions, please email: EMT@college.ucla.edu