Career Development Workshop

Groundwork for Inclusive Mentoring in Research Settings*


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Bryan Dewsbury, URI Biological Sciences
Michelle Fontes, URI Diversity, Retention & Student Success Initiatives
Samantha Meenach, URI Chemical Engineering

Working in a research lab offers unique opportunities for students to both contribute to the generation of new knowledge and cultivate the scientist within themselves. In order for this to happen, lab PIs must be positioned to support and nurture this process. Workshop presenters will review findings on graduate student mentorship in U.S. higher education, illuminating long-standing trends and identifying opportunities for effective inclusive mentoring and helping participants to consider strategies for sustaining equitable lab climates. Participants in this workshop will be able to: (1) Describe inequity within the research sciences; (2) Identify their role in creating inclusion; (3) Assess the degree to which inclusive practices have been enacted in their labs. 

*Attendance at this session satisfies a CDP Certificate requirement