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Faculty/PI Roundtable: Building a Mentoring Culture in Your Lab or Department

Thursday, May 11, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Join Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, author of the book Successful STEM mentoring initiatives for underrepresented students (Caltech Library eBook Link), for a discussion about challenges and methods of creating and sustaining a positive culture of mentoring, within a lab or in a department or division.

Faculty and PIs are encouraged to bring questions and scenarios they'd like to discuss, and Dr. Packard will also share some common scenarios she has encountered in her research and in working with faculty around the country.

Faculty/PI Roundtable: Building a Mentoring Culture in Your Lab or Department
3:00 - 4:00 PM, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach (CSS Room 360)

Note: Interested faculty and PIs are also invited to attend Dr. Packard's keynote talk earlier in the day at the SURF/SFP conference on mentoring:

Inclusive Mentoring: Why It Matters and How You Can Make A Difference
12:15 - 1:30 PM, Beckman Institute Auditorium

RSVP for the keynote, Faculty/PI Roundtable, or both


Becky Wai-Ling Packard is Director of the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership and Professor of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College. Packard's research focuses on mentoring, with an emphasis on how individuals such as first-generation college students, women, and persons of color construct mentoring networks as they navigate complex pathways toward higher education and work. She frequently speaks on these topics at the local, state, and national level. She also offers expert advice on ways to design mentoring and advising initiatives for students and faculty. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation's CAREER, Gender in Science and Engineering, and Division of Undergraduate Education programs. In June 2005, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). She is currently a co-principal investigator on a Google-funded initiative where she is contributing to the peer mentoring design within computer science.

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