Excellence in Education: UNL Mentoring Workshop

Posted by Gwen Baumgardner

gbaumgardner@klkntv.com

Students and professors from across the state spent their morning at UNL to learn about mentorship. It was a learning workshop put on by the Association for Women in Science.

The event was called ‘The art of becoming a better mentor and mentee’. It was an opportunity for undergraduates, grad students, and professors to learn how to help, support, and mentor others in their field…and vice versa.

The event was targeted at academics in STEM fields, but open to anyone.

One organizer says building strong relationships within the scientific community, will inspire others to go into scientific fields.

"So that anyone who looks at a scientist and thinks ‘I want to be a scientist, can do it.’ and in order for that to happen, you have to have a strong mentor helping you through the process, because it is very opaque. It’s not easy to become a scientist. And one huge part of that is finding a mentor who can guide you through the process," says Hannah Birge, a Ph.D. candidate at UNL, who helped organize the event.

If you’re interested in attending a mentorship workshop, they are open to the community!
The organization will hold two more free workshops on Friday.

Hardin Hall Auditorium at the School of Natural Resources, East Campus
 • 9 a.m. to noon
 • 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

You can register here:

http://snr.unl.edu/registration/AWISMentor/MentorMenteeRegistration.aspx?utm_source=email&utm_medium=web&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=AWIS+Workshop