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How perceived cultural support affects the mentorship of undergraduate researchers by minority faculty members

Davis, S. N., Garner, P. W., Jones, R. M., & Mahatmya, D. (2020). The role of perceived support and local culture in undergraduate research mentoring by underrepresented minority faculty members: Findings from a multi-institutional research collaboration. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 0(0), 1–13.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2020.1749347 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Researchers are becoming more […]

Mentors push minority students to achieve even more – Tips for finding the right mentor

By Tori DeAngelis As an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, Jeanett Castellanos, PhD, was just glad she’d made it to college. Neither of her parents—both Cuban ­refugees—had graduated from high school, and they were exuberant about their daughter’s success. “I thought I would just get a BA. I didn’t think there was anything […]

Mentors can be helpful during college transition period for young adults, research shows

Hurd, N. M.,  Tan, J., Loeb, E. L. (2016). Natural mentoring relationships and the adjustment to college among underrepresented students. American Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Matthew Hagler     Introduction Compared to their more privileged counterparts, college students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, those from unrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, and first-generation college […]