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NASEM: The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM | November 27th, 2023

GradFUTURES invites graduate student mentees and graduate alum mentors in the GradFUTURES alum mentorship program for a seminar on the Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM on November 27th, 2023 from 5:00-6:00PM in Louis A. Simpson A71. We also welcome all Princeton graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff, and Princeton's partners in the Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and Innovation (PACRI) program to attend this seminar. You can chose to attend in-person or virtually. 

Overview:

Maria Lund Dahlberg, Director of the Board of Higher Education and Workforce at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will give an overview of The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM(2019) report. The report committee systematically compiled and analyzed research on the characteristics, competencies, and behaviors of effective mentors and mentees in STEMM and developed a report and practical resource guide for research mentors to create and support viable, sustainable mentoring support systems.

In the discussion, Ms. Lund-Dahlberg will also highlight the role of mentorship in identity formation, inclusion and wellbeing among graduate students and postdocs. Further, they will announce NASEM’s new Roundtable on Mentorship, Well-being and Professional Development in Scientific Research.

The Roundtable seeks out examples of improvements and innovations in supportive services and effective mentorship to ultimately catalyze the creation of a more inclusive and equitable higher education and STEMM research ecosystem. In particular, the Roundtable focuses on the role of identity, inclusion, personal agency, and well-being (e.g., mental, financial, and social) in mentoring relationships and career development of graduate student and postdoctoral scholars in STEMM.

Reception and Mixer

The seminar will be followed by a mixer and reception at 6 pm for in-person attendees in the Louis A. Simpson Atrium. 

RSVP

Please register below to RSVP for either in-person or virtual participation. 

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Speaker

Maria Lund Dahlberg
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Director, Board on Higher Education & Workforce, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)

Maria Lund Dahlberg, M.S., is the Director for the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). They oversee the NASEM Roundtable on Mentorship, Well-being, and Professional Development, the "Beyond Compliance: Promoting the Success of People with Disabilities in the STEM…

Leadership and Mentoring Seminar | October 12th, 2023

We invite the mentors and mentees in the GradFUTURES alum mentorship program for a seminar on leadership and mentoring and mentor-mentee mixer on October 12, at 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm in Friend Center, room 006 and atrium. 

Learn about principles of leadership and approaches for mentorship and effective communication. 

In this session, Drs. Ruth Gotian (Weill Cornell Medicine) and Ushma Neill (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) will discuss the key points around mentorship, sponsorship, and leadership. Their talk will include foundational theory on mentorship and its impact on the individual through to the intentionality required to become an effective mentor.

Graduate Students and postdocs of the GradFUTURES Business Skills learning cohort also attend this session.

Reception and Mixer

The seminar will be followed by a mixer and reception for mentors and mentee in Friend Center atrium. 

 

Registration

Speakers

Ruth Gotian
Speaker, Business Skills for PhDs in Academia and Beyond
Chief Learning Officer; Associate Professor of Education in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer, Associate Professor of Education in Anesthesiology, and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentoring and leadership development and is…

Ushma Neill
Speaker, Business Skills for PhDs in Academia and Beyond
Vice President, Scientific Education and Training, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

As Vice President of Scientific Education and Training at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Ushma oversees the academic curriculum for pre- and postdoctoral researchers who train in laboratories across MSK. Ushma's areas of focus include enhancing the career and professional development opportunities available to trainees as well as designing courses…