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How can we design research environments to be more accessible?

February 6, 2024

Imagine that you are a new PI. You are eager to establish your own research group and set up your research space. You are excited to mentor a diversity of…

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How can we provide effective feedback to our mentees?

September 11, 2023

Imagine you have a colleague who is mentoring an undergraduate researcher for the first time. Given your experience mentoring undergraduate researchers, your colleague seeks advice from you about how to…

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How do you support mentee independence in research?

August 2, 2023

Let’s say that you and your mentee have been working together for some time. The mentee has learned all the techniques needed for their project and feels confident carrying out…

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How do I set my mentee up for success in research?

July 5, 2023

Undergraduates across the country are now several weeks into their summer research. Many are hitting stride – they are getting comfortable in their research groups and picking up research-related knowledge…

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How do you know what your mentee knows?

June 1, 2023

Imagine you are a postdoc and you want to gain mentoring experience before you go on the job market. You volunteer to mentor a new undergraduate researcher in the lab.…

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New researchers have arrived – now what?

May 8, 2023

Imagine you are early on in your career as a faculty member and your lab is up and running. You have recruited a postdoc and a couple of graduate students,…

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Who gets to do undergraduate research?

April 10, 2023

Introduction Gaining research experience as an undergraduate science major is an important part of learning what science is and how science is done. When undergraduates engage in science research, they…

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