Session 9 Mentoring: The Benefits, Challenges, and Models

Wednesday, 9 January 2019: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
North 229AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 28th Symposium on Education
Rebecca L. Batchelor, UCAR, SOARS, Boulder, CO and Valerie Sloan, NCAR, Education & Outreach, Boulder, CO

Mentoring programs that focus on supporting the professional growth and development of mentees are becoming a more highly valued tool for integrating, preparing, and retaining students and scientists in educational settings and the workplace. A distinct lack of mentoring can lead to discouragement, isolation, attrition, or worse. Given that students and professionals from diverse ethnic, cultural, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds are seriously underrepresented in many of the geosciences, mentoring is an increasingly important tool.  In this session, we invite those from the academic, government, and private (profit or nonprofit) sectors to introduce and discuss effective mentoring models for people ranging from undergraduate students to professionals in the workplace.

3:00 PM
Welcoming Women into Science: Mentoring to Retain Undergraduate Women
Emily V. Fischer, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and B. Bloodhart, A. S. Adams, R. Barnes, M. A. Burt, S. M. Clinton, W. Du, E. S. Godfrey, H. Henderson, I. B. Pollack, and P. Hernandez
3:30 PM
Framework of Undergraduate Research Experience Participant Gains Linked to Mentoring
Shelley Pressley, Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA; and J. LeBeau
3:45 PM
Pair-Researching Helps Undergraduate Atmospheric Science Students
Neil F. Laird, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; and N. D. Metz
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