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Jed S. Lyons

Power Lunch for Graduate Students:
Undergraduate Research Mentoring

Jed S. Lyons, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Monday, February 7, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


Are you a graduate student interested in becoming a better research mentor? Do you have questions you would like answered or mentoring strategies to share? If yes, please participate in this session to discuss how to efficiently and effectively mentor undergraduate students in research settings. Topics will include expectations, communication, understanding, independence, diversity and ethics. This session will include sharing of best practices, review of selected case studies, and interactive discussions. Everyone can be a good mentor, but it may come more naturally to some than others. Mentoring does include learnable skills that can have a huge impact on the overall experience and the productivity of both you and the student you mentor. Experienced, new, and prospective mentors are encouraged to attend one of the sessions. A light lunch will be provided.

About the Facilitator

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Jed Lyons, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. Jed has mentored about 200 undergraduate and graduate students since joining the university in 1990.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, please e-mail or call 803-777-8322.

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