Written by Bethany Adamec
January is National Mentoring Month. Mentoring helps students, beginning researchers, and early-career faculty persist and succeed in science. Below are some open-access, peer-reviewed resources from the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) to help infuse more mentoring into your classroom or lab.
M. Trujillo; Level: Undergraduate, Graduate, Early Career
Two resources for mentoring laboratory students and/or early career researchers are reviewed for their relevance and efficacy.
C. Shapiro et al.; Level: Undergraduate
A research-based curriculum benefits all students; those participating in team-based research had similar learning gains to those participating in individually mentored research.
J. M. Seeling and M. Choudhary; Level: Undergraduate
Guidelines for faculty who are mentoring undergraduate researchers.
R. McGee et al.; Level: Postdoctoral and Early Career
Resources for mentoring those just starting out in their own labs on the responsible conduct of research.
Bethany Adamec is a Science Education Specialist at ASM, where she communicates about ASM’s work in student and faculty professional development, supports the ASM Education Board, and works with colleagues to promote evidence-based education reform.