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Science Education


Entering Mentoring
A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists
Jo Handelsman, Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller Lauffer, and Christine Maidl Pribbenow


A useful guidebook to train science mentors at all levels


A workbook and seminar designed to help science faculty become effective mentors to diverse students using discussions, collective experiences, and readings to develop strategies for mentoring.


“Ever wonder when professors are taught how to mentor their students? The little secret is that they aren’t. They just figure it out by trial and error. This book is the basis for a course in mentoring. With the materials in the book, the course is a breeze to teach . . . and is useful for mentors at all levels.”

—Jo Handelsman


Jo Handelsman, Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller Lauffer, and Christine Maidl Pribbenow are the founders of the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, an initiative that is supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors Program and designed to bring the spirit of research to science education. They have developed, taught, and evaluated programs to teach graduate students, post-docs, and faculty to be outstanding, innovative teachers and mentors.


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• 2005 hardcover, UW Press, now out of print           

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Spring 2009
LC: 2005299412Q
152 pp.   8.5 x 11  

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ISBN 978-0-9815161-1-0
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