Mentoring for Success: Nurturing Excellence and Diversity in STEM

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

We present some key lessons learned from the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program, which over the past 15 years has become a nationally leading producer of underrepresented minorities earning doctoral degrees in the physical sciences. Active mentoring strategies have been central to the program's success, and these strategies find applicability for efforts to retain and support talented students across all stages of educational and professional development. We also share some tools developed by the program, focused on systematizing effective mentoring practices for diverse students in STEM fields, and provide guidance for their implementation by individual faculty, programs, and institutions. 

Lunch will be provided.

Keivan Stassun is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt university. He was also the co-chair of the Vanderbilt Chancellor's Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community in the 2015-16 academic year.

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