Written by Amanda Butz, Emily Utzerath, and Kristen Eide
Fourteen individuals from the National Research Mentoring Network attended the 10th annual Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers conference, which was held in Baltimore, Maryland March 2-4, 2018. Twelve presentations from representatives across cores focused on the work of NRMN, including posters, symposia, and deeper dive sessions.
Among the highlights of this year’s conference was the recognition of the work of the team from Northwestern led by Dr. Rick McGee, co-investigator of the NRMN grant and member of the Mentorship Training and Professional Development Cores. Dr. McGee and his team from Northwestern University were honored with the 2018 Adolphus Toliver Award, which honors teams engaged in intervention work that broadens participation in the sciences.
Presentations related with NRMN are listed below:
- Measuring and Tracking Grantsmanship Self-Efficacy in Diverse Early Career Research to Tailor Career Development Interventions. Lead Author: Eileen Harwood
- Examining the Scientific Human and Technical Capital of Early Stage Investigators. Lead Authors: Japera Johnson & Kristin Eide
- Enhancing Research Careers: An Example of a US National Diversity-Focused, Grantwriting Training and Coaching Experiment. Lead Authors: Kristin Eide & Harlan Jones
- Using a Master Facilitator Initiative to Build a National Network of Trainers for Research Mentor and Mentee Training. Authors: Melissa McDaniels, Stephanie House, Christine Pfund, Kim Spencer, & Emily Utzerath
- Building a Sustainable National Infrastructure to Expand Research Mentor Training. Authors: Kim Spencer, Melissa McDaniels, Emily Utzerath, Jenna Rogers, Christine Sorkness, Pamela Asquith, & Christine Pfund
- Entering Research: A research trainee curricular intervention to broaden participation in STEMM. Authors: Janet Branchaw, Amanda Butz, & Amber Smith
- Promoting Undergraduate Persistence in STEM: Teaching Students to Communicate Science, Build Effective Mentoring Relationships and Navigate Scientific Culture. Authors: Bruce Birren, Diedra Wrighting, Michael Walker, Jamie Dombach, Jenene Cook, Gisselle Veléz-Ruiz, Marlina Duncan, & Adán Colon-Carmona
- Comparison of Mentor Training Efforts across the Diversity Program Consortium. Authors: Lourdes Guerrero & Avis Jackson
- Comparison of Mentor Training Methods across the Diversity Program Consortium. Authors: Tiera Coston, Andrew Feig & Kelly Young
- Comparison of Mentor Training Assessment Models across the Diversity Program Consortium. Authors: Christine Pfund & Alejandra Priede.
- Strategies for Multi-Institutional Cooperation for Career Advancement of Early Stage Investigators. Authors: Laurie E. Risner, Rick McGee, Xenia K. Morin, Evelyn Erenrich, Philip Clifford, Jeffrey Franke, & Nancy B. Schwartz
- Great Group PhD Outreach Committee: Informing and Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists. Co-author: Nancy B. Schwartz