Who can mentor?
Because this is research training, any faculty with an independent and funded Geroscience research program can participate as mentors.
As a mentor, you will help facilitate meaningful ways of engagement in research resulting in measured outcomes e.g., development of lab-based skills and/or data analysis, scientific writing and publication, and conference presentations. The mentor-mentee pair will create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) which includes learning goals and professional habits that match the Research Scholar’s professional aspirations and research interests with the work of the mentor’s gerontology-focused research group.
Mentors will receive support to facilitate all research done by GEMSTEM scholars each semester. Mentors are given additional support to connect with scholars outside of the research setting, such as coffee or meetings over lunch. These opportunities allow a mentor to discuss any past/current projects, potential career opportunities available, or answer any questions the student may have.