Facilitating Entering Research Workshop


What: Facilitating Entering Research

When: February 13-14, 2020

June 4-5, 2020

Times: Day 1: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | Day 2: 8:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: University of Wisconsin - Madison | Memorial Union | 800 Langdon Street| Madison, WI 53706

Cost: Registration is $995 and includes workshop materials, a copy of the Entering Research curriculum, plus breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack on both days.

Questions: Contact Julia Vander Meer, CIMER Program Manager, at julia.vandermeer@wisc.edu

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Workshop Overview

Facilitating Entering Research is a two-day “train-the-trainer” workshop designed to increase the capacity for undergraduate and graduate research mentee trainings offered at colleges and universities, research institutes, and governmental organizations.

During this workshop, participants are introduced to Entering Research, a mentee training curriculum designed for undergraduates and graduate research trainees in STEM disciplines. The Entering Research curriculum supports research trainee development in the following seven areas: research comprehension and communication skills; practical research skills; research ethics; researcher identity; researcher confidence and independence; equity and inclusion awareness and skills; and professional and career development skills.

Workshop participants learn evidence-based approaches to mentee training, gain facilitation skills needed to design and implement training at their institutions, and build their own custom curriculum and implementation plan using a backward design approach.

What participants say about Facilitating Entering Research Workshops:

Having the opportunity to network with individuals from other universities who are working on similar things was invaluable. The facilitation was great and really helped me think through what I want to students in my program to take away from the experience.”

Super competent and informed facilitators…. The curriculum is so realistic and easy to use. I appreciate all the thought and hard work that has gone into it."

“The access to the activities is so valuable. I had been inventing my own "wheel" and to have honed and tested activities to use for these topics is a wonderful resource.”

The group assembled---both facilitators and participants---was welcoming and eager to work together. We openly shared ideas and tried to help one another answer questions.”

“At the [Entering Research] workshop, I was able to connect with people in similar roles as mine and develop a community or network for myself. Now I know who to contact when I have questions. Thank you!”

Over 180 facilitators have been trained to implement Entering Research since 2017.