This workshop introduces participants to the development, implementation, and impacts of a faculty professional development training series focused on inclusive and equitable undergraduate research mentorship at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a predominantly white undergraduate-focused comprehensive polytechnic university committed to a Learn by Doing pedagogy. Participants will engage in selected activities from the workshop series. The presenter will share pilot data and identified best practices to position attendees to develop or improve similar trainings at their own campus. This workshop is designed for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students who mentor undergraduates.
Pizza will be provided for those who register by April 19.
Sponsored by: STEM Education Center, Humanities & Arts, Social Science & Policy Studies, and Davis Grant Team
Dr. Jane L. Lehr is Chair of Women's & Gender Studies and Professor in Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is also Faculty Director of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority and Underrepresented Student Participation (LSAMP) in STEM Program and Advisor for Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Cal Poly. She previously served as elected co-chair of the Science & Technology Taskforce of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) and as a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Centre for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) at King's College, University of London. Her graduate training is in Science & Technology Studies and Women's Studies at Virginia Tech, and her teaching and research focus on the complex relationships between gender, race, culture, science, technology, and education.