Mentoring Workshops

Mentor Certificate Awardees 2018

The Science Education Office offers a series of Science Mentoring workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are mentoring Harvard undergraduates in the laboratory or field.  

To learn more, please contact Margaret A. Lynch, PhD, Associate Director of Science Education.

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Science Mentoring Workshop Intensives 2018-2019

Part 1. Undergraduate Research Fellowships & Writing Recommendation Letters / Developing Research Projects with Undergraduates/Diversity and Inclusion

Workshop facilitators: Margaret A. Lynch, PhD and Anna Babakhanyan, PhD

The first part of the workshop focuses on undergraduate fellowship applications (including summer programs) and writing recommendation letters. By participating in this workshop, you will learn which fellowships are available to Harvard undergraduates to support their undergraduate research. Through a discussion of case studies, you will examine the role of the mentor in the application process, and how to write descriptive and accurate letters of recommendation. The second part of the mentoring workshop focuses on developing undergraduate research projects. Mentoring an undergraduate can be both rewarding and challenging. In this workshop, you will learn how to design undergraduate-friendly research projects, set appropriate expectations, and foster effective communication. We’ll discuss several cases studies to explore these topics in more detail.

Harvard Cambridge campus:
December 4, 2018
9:30 am - 2:00 pm (light lunch provided)
Northwest Laboratories, 52 Oxford Street, Room 353

January 9, 2019
9:30 am - 2:00 pm (light lunch provided)
Northwest Laboratories, 52 Oxford Street, Room 353

Harvard Medical School campus (Thank you to the HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows for hosting and co-sponsoring this workshop.)
January 16, 2019
10:00 am – 2:30 pm (light lunch provided)
tentative location: TMEC 328, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Register with the HMS Postdoc Office here.

 

Part 2. Mentoring Undergraduates: Handling Challenges,/Celebrating Successes/Diversity and Inclusion/Supporting Student Science Writing

Workshop facilitators: Margaret A. Lynch, PhD and Anna Babakhanyan, PhD

This second workshop intensive focuses on handling challenging situations, celebrating achievements, and supporting student science writing. Through discussion of case studies, you will learn about common mistakes in mentorship and strategies to prevent and address problems. We will also discuss ways to recognize and celebrate success of your mentees. The second part of the mentoring workshop focuses on supporting student science writing. Through examination and analysis of undergraduate writing, you will explore strategies to help you support and improve your mentees skills in writing scientific proposals and abstracts without rewriting those documents yourself.

Harvard Cambridge campus
December 11, 2018
9:30 am - 2:00 pm (light lunch provided)
Northwest Laboratories, 52 Oxford Street, Room 353

February 27, 2019           
9:30 am - 2:00 pm (light lunch provided)
Northwest Laboratories, 52 Oxford Street, Room 353

Harvard Medical School campus (Thank you to the HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows for hosting and co-sponsoring this workshop.)
March 6, 2019, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm (light lunch provided)
Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, HMS
To register please contact the HMS Postdoc Office: https://postdoc.hms.harvard.edu/contact-us

 

Part 3. Undergraduate Researcher Panel

Workshop facilitators: Margaret A. Lynch, PhD and Anna Babakhanyan, PhD

The final workshop of the series is a panel discussion with Harvard senior undergraduate researchers. Hear directly from students what it’s like to be an undergraduate doing science research at Harvard. Bring your questions for discussion.   

Harvard Cambridge campus

April 2019      Time and Location TBA 

 

 

To register for the Harvard Cambridge campus workshops, please visit REGISTRATION PAGE.

To register for the HMS campus workshops, please contact the HMS Postdoc Office: https://postdoc.hms.harvard.edu/contact-us.

Questions: please contact Anna Babakhanyan.

 

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