Research Professional Development

Research Mentee Training Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Exploring Research in STEM  – INTEGSCI 150

Offers an overview of the research process and opportunities to build skills in reading scientific literature. Understand different approaches to science and to be flexible in thinking about gathering evidence or solving problems. Supports articulation of research interests, identifying potential research mentors, and writing professional emails to secure research opportunities. Explore STEM careers and pathways that can come from engaging in research.

| undergrad, credits 1 |

Entering Research, Part I – INTEGSCI 260

Seminar course for sophomore or transfer students to begin independent research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Taken concurrently with 1-3 research credits with faculty member. Supports independent research experience.

| undergrad, credits 1, must have a confirmed faculty research mentor |

Entering Research, Part II – INTEGSCI 261

Seminar course for sophomore or transfer students continuing independent research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Taken concurrently with 1-3 research credits with faculty member. Supports independent research experience.

| undergrad, credits 1, must have a confirmed faculty research mentor |

Meet Our Research Peer Leaders

Our Undergraduate Research Peer Leaders are here to help you! These STEM undergraduates have a year or more of research experience as well as training through the WISCIENCE Peer Leader program.

What They Offer

Research Peer Leader Drop-In Hours
Stop by to ask questions and get guidance on finding research opportunities and resources.

Find a Mentor Workshops
Need help finding a research experience on campus? Learn about the benefits of engaging in undergraduate research experiences, the steps and resources to finding a research experience at UW-Madison, and gain insights from fellow students.

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Stress Summer Research Program

Provides intensive, full-time bioscience research and professional development for undergraduate students as they prepare for graduate school and research careers in biology.

| undergrad |

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Research Mentor Training Opportunities for Graduate and Postdoc Students

Research Mentor Training – INTEGSCI 660

The Research Mentor Training seminar, offered in collaboration with the Delta program, gives you space to reflect and reinvigorate and provides concrete tools to support a successful mentor/mentee relationship. The course is designed for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty who are mentoring an undergraduate, and it’s meant to be taken alongside as you mentor, so you get just-in-time support and can try out what you’re learning.

| graduate & postdoc, credit 1 |

Graduate and Postdoc Research Resources

Research Mentor Resources for Faculty & Staff

Advancing Research Mentoring Practice

Discussing effective mentoring practices in a facilitated community of practitioners can support mutually beneficial mentoring relationships and help navigate challenging issues.

Faculty & Staff Research Resources

  • Meet Christina Hull, ARMP Facilitator

    "How are we going to make science more accessible? We're going to do that by changing the environment and culture, and by mentoring the whole trainee so that people can see themselves in this space and stay in the space."

  • Meet Beth Meyerand, ARMP Facilitator

    "It is incredibly gratifying to hear from participants that what they learned in ARMP has made a tremendously positive impact in how they mentor—that the concepts they learned were totally new to them and are now indispensable."

  • Meet Darcie Moore, ARMP Facilitator

    "Every time I facilitate ARMP, I get to review and remind myself of different aspects of mentoring to consider. I feel like I take something back to my lab with me from discussions with each cohort."

  • Entering Research Learning Assessment (ERLA)

    The Entering Research Learning Assessment (ERLA) is a set of parallel research trainee and mentor surveys that assess trainee learning gains in the seven areas of research trainee development articulated in the Entering Research conceptual framework. Items to assess trainee gains in equity and inclusion awareness and skills expand upon the scope of previously available multidimensional research trainee assessment tools and the parallel survey results can be compared to measure the degree of alignment between research trainees’ and mentors’ assessments of trainee learning gains.

  • Entering Research Curriculum

    The Entering Research conceptual framework is grounded in the literature on research trainee development and research program effectiveness. It includes learning objectives in seven areas of trainee development that incorporate several theories shown to be relevant to various aspects of research trainee development.