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Mentor/Mentee Training Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs

November 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will be held on November 9th from 12:30-4:30pm in MRC 454. Lunch will be provided!

The Mentoring Catalyst Team and the ASSIST Center will be partnering together to deliver a Mentor Workshop series at the center.The training is based on a mentorship curriculum created by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The goal of this workshop is to expedite the process in becoming effective research mentors and advance in mentoring styles. This workshop will aid ASSIST in planning a custom training workshop later this fall.

Meet the EFRI-REM Mentoring Team:

  • Dr. Andrew Greenberg: Distinguished Faculty Associate of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Dr. Andrew Greenberg serves as the Associate Director of the Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) and is a Faculty Associate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2006 Dr. Greenberg established the Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Nanotechnology. He has grown the program into three REU programs, including serving as the Principal Investigator for the REU in Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy. Additionally, Dr. Greenberg has directed the UW-Madison EFRI-REM program since 2013.Dr. Greenberg has worked in the field of mentor training for nearly a decade. In 2007 he was part of an NSF supported team that adapted mentor training to discipline specific curricula. Dr. Greenberg annually facilitates mentor training seminars for graduate students and post docs at UW-Madison. He also leads national Train the Trainer workshops for faculty and staff interested in facilitating mentor training seminars at their home institutions. Dr. Greenberg is a certified National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Master Facilitator and is a founding member of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Research Experiences.
  • Dr. Tuere Bowles: Associate Professor, Adult Education, Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education,  NC State University

    Dr. Tuere Bowles is an Associate Professor in the Education, Leadership, Policy & Human Development department at NC State University. She teaches graduate courses in adult learning, program planning, proposal writing, assessment and evaluation, and qualitative research. Her research focuses on social justice and equity in education, mentoring, socialization and educational experiences of people of color, and gender and diversity within the environmental sciences and engineering fields. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Georgia
  • Dr. Christine Grant: Professor of Chemical Engineering & Associate Dean Faculty Development, NC State University   A2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mentor Award recipient, Dr. Christine Grant is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.She is a recipient of the 2004 NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and has mentor related awards from the Council for Chemical Research, American Chemical Society, and AIChE. She is one of less than ten female African-American full professors in chemical engineering faculty in the nation.She received her Bachelors of Science in chemical engineering (1984) from Brown University in Rhode Island, and earned a Masters (1986) and Ph.D. (1989) in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Dr. Grant is also a 2013 Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
  • Dr. Olgha  Qaqish: Postdoctoral Research Associate, NC State University
    Olgha B. Qaqish, PhD is a collaborative educator, mentor, and a self-directed lifelong learner, and is experienced working with students in all levels in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM). Dr. Qaqish is aco-author of a mathematics textbook: Algebra EssentialsShe is currently a postdoctoral research associate at North Carolina State University in the College of Engineering in the Dean’s office. and a co-instructor of an innovative research course, BME 490: Research in Engineering, with Dr. Ashley Brown and Dr. Christine Grant. Dr. Qaqish earned her Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. She is a strong advocate for exploring strategies for successful academic achievement at all levels of education and customizes her educational approach to enhance the diversity of strengths of each individual student while also shoring up areas of relative weaknesses. She is a tireless advocate for her STEM students.

Only 20 Seats Available!

           RSVP: https://assist.ncsu.edu/event/mentor-training/



November 9, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm