Asee peer logo

Career Development Impacts of a Research Program on Graduate Student and Postdoc Mentors

Download Paper |

Conference

2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

Location

Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

Start Date

June 22, 2020

End Date

June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Research! Research! Research! in Faculty Development

Tagged Division

Faculty Development Division

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

12

DOI

10.18260/1-2--34260

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/34260

Download Count

89

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Nicole McIntyre University of California, Berkeley

visit author page

Nicole McIntyre serves as the Education Director of the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, a NSF funded Science and Technology Center. She is also the Director of the Transfer-to-Excellence program, a summer research program for community college students. Nicole holds degrees in Psychology and Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a graduate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco. She is committed to creating equitable and accessible public institutions of higher education, including inclusive environments for underrepresented students in STEM.

visit author page

biography

Catherine T. Amelink Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

visit author page

Dr. Amelink is Director of Graduate Programs and Assessment in the College of Engineering, Virginia Tech. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Departments of Engineering Education and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech.

visit author page

biography

Jeffrey Bokor University of California

visit author page

Jeffrey Bokor is the Paul R. Gray Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at UC Berkeley. He currently serves as Chair of the EECS Department. His current research activities include nanomagnetics/spintronics, graphene electronics, nanophotonics, and nano-electromechanical systems.

visit author page

Download Paper |

Abstract

This evidence-based practice paper explores how graduate students and postdocs benefit from serving as mentors to undergraduate research interns. Utilizing three years of qualitative data from 38 mentors, our findings indicate that mentors feel better prepared for future faculty careers as they gain skills in project management, supervision, and communication. This paper reviews common themes across mentor evaluation data and discusses how these factors are contributing to the development of future faculty members prepared to work with diverse student populations. Our preferred method for delivery is a short traditional lecture followed by facilitated discussion of best practices among session attendees.

McIntyre, N., & Amelink, C. T., & Bokor, J. (2020, June), Career Development Impacts of a Research Program on Graduate Student and Postdoc Mentors Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34260

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2020 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015