A resource with tips to help guide you in your process of finding a mentor.
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Research Peer Leader Drop-in Hours, Find a Mentor Workshops, and More
Tips on how to find funding for your undergraduate research.
Becoming part of the scientific community involves not only conducting research but also communicating about it effectively. Writing about research, talking about it, summarizing it, and creating posters and other visual presentations about it are …
This resource shares tips on what you can gain from an undergraduate research experience.
It’s important that you and your mentor have a common understanding of what the research experience will be. Meet with your mentor to discuss what each of you expects. Consider using a mentor-mentee contract to …
Graduate and Postdoc Resources
As this challenging academic year winds down, it can be especially valuable for grad students to take the time to consider where they're headed, writes Steve Lee and WISCIENCE faculty director Janet Branchaw.
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.
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.
WISCIENCE provides centralized common assessment and evaluation surveys that use the Entering Research Learning Assessment (ERLA) to promote and systematize the evaluation of undergraduate and graduate reserach experiences and training programs. These surveys are available to all trained facilitators of Entering Research (ER), regardless of whether they are using ER activities in their implementations. Programs using the ER curriculum can also used standardized program/course evaluation questions designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum in training program and workshop implementations.