In most graduate student programs, mentoring relationships are a critical component that influences a student’s experience and accomplishments as a developing researcher. These relationships include relationships with research advisors, committee members, and others…

Effective mentorship during STEM graduate education is thought to improve graduate students’ scholarly productivity, academic performance, and career advancement. Mentorship is a key component of graduate training in the life sciences. However, mentoring…

Research has shown that course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) can influence undergraduate students’ educational and career trajectories. Specifically, CUREs allows students to make discoveries, engage in iterative work, and develop greater ownership…

Research is thought to be a transformative experience in which students gain disciplinary knowledge and skills, become more expert in the practices of science, develop confidence and a sense of belonging in the scientific community, and develop their educational and…

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A growing number of studies are showing that internship-style undergraduate research experiences (UREs) and course-based UREs (CUREs) can influence students’ persistence in science. This has led to rapid…

The COVID-19 pandemic has undermined national capacity to offer onsite Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites. Due to the rapid onset of the pandemic, REU principal investigators (PIs) were caught largely unprepared to deliver REU learning through…