The Science and Art of Mentoring

August 20, 2018
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We often do not seize the numerous opportunities we are afforded to shape the learning experiences of our mentees, let…

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PALM Network: Developing Science Educators One Best Practice at a Time

July 31, 2018
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Helping to develop top-notch science educators is among ASCB’s top goals as a society. To support this endeavor, in 2016…

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Paying it forward: how we can do better for our undergrads

February 23, 2018
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The vast majority of us discovered our love of research in our undergraduate career and some of us even earlier…

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Putting active learning into practice: an interview with PALM fellow Christopher Baker and PALM mentor Michelle Smith

December 12, 2017
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This blog post originally appeared on Genes to Genomes, the Genetics Society of America blog. Are you a postdoc looking…

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Choosing the right mentor for career success

November 17, 2017
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Mentoring is critical for the development and training of independent scientists but, all too often, not enough emphasis is placed…

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Ethical and Inspiring Mentorship in STEM symposium

November 1, 2017

Among the many roles that scientists play, mentoring younger scientists is one for which researchers are rarely trained. In the…

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Niche Mentoring: How to Give Advice and Offer Help from Your Areas of Strength

May 16, 2017
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Most of us have seen or heard about extraordinary mentors (e.g., reference 1), just as most of us have seen…

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Six best practices learned from mentoring undergraduates

April 7, 2017
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  Most scientists will mentor undergraduates at one time in their career. If these students are well trained, they can…

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The Minority Report—When Simply Adding Numbers is Not Enough

March 4, 2016
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A few weeks ago, Gary McDowell reported on the “Increasing Diversity in a Changing Research Landscape” subgroup held at the…

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