Mentoring for Student Success

A highly interactive synchronous online workshop in four sessions

Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2024, from 12-2 pm PT / 1-3 pm MT / 2-4 pm CT / 3-5 pm ET


Do you mentor undergraduate or graduate students in research in the Earth sciences, geoscience education research, or related fields? Are you interested in improving your mentoring skills? This workshop is designed to equip mentors from diverse backgrounds with the tools and insights to support all students in being successful. We will discuss identity and mentorship, establishing expectations, communication strategies, and developing mentoring networks and development plans. You can expect a highly interactive, synchronous online workshop in which you will get to know and learn from your colleagues and the workshop leaders. Read more about the workshop goals and expectations.

Who Should Participate

Our workshop is for mentors at all stages, from new and early-career faculty mentoring their first undergraduate or graduate students to experienced mentors who are looking to build their skills working with the students of today. You should participate if you are interested in a synchronous, highly interactive workshop in which you will get to know and learn from your colleagues.

The cost to participate is $120 for NAGT members and $175 for non-members. Join NAGT now to get the member discount!


The workshop will be held over Zoom on Wednesdays in April (3, 10, 17, and 24) from 12-2 pm PT / 1-3 pm MT / 2-4 pm CT / 3-5 pm ET.

Registration has closed.

Workshop Leaders

Anne Egger
Central Washington University

Anne has been leading workshops with NAGT for over ten years. During her 13 years at CWU, she has served as the Director of Undergraduate Research, mentored both graduate and undergraduate students in research, and ran an NSF-funded REU Site focused on climate-related hazards and risks in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to arriving at CWU, she ran the undergraduate research program at the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University and led workshops for graduate students and post-docs in mentoring students in research.

Stefany Sit
University of Illinois at Chicago

Stefany has worked with students and early career scientists for over 10 years to help them identify their interests and support their development as scientists. While at UIC, Stefany has taken advantage of informal and formal opportunities to connect and mentor students through mini-conversations in the hallway and longer-term partnerships that guide students in goal development and action planning. Stefany has served as a NAGT workshop leader for the past 7 years and is now organizing UIC's Diversity Facilitation Collaborative, a group of workshop leaders focused on diversity education. Stefany is also thankful to the many mentors and mentees she has learned from.


Holly Kelchner, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

Mitchell Bender-Awalt, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

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