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Advancing the Science and Practice of Mentorship

Effective research mentoring relationships are critical to developing the next generation of researchers. Learn how to improve these relationships at all career stages and promote cultural change that values excellence in research mentoring as a critical aspect of diversifying the research workforce.

Who We Are

We are researchers and practitioners who strive to support systems change across the mentorship ecosystem

What We Do

We develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate mentor and mentee trainings and reserach using theoretically-grounded, evidence-based, and culturally-responsive interventions and investigations.


  • New episode of NAE’s Diversity Dialogues
    Episode 4 of NAE’s Diversity Dialogues podcast is out now! This episode explores how building #mentorship into academic and professional systems can increase #equity in #engineering. Listen here: NAE member and host Wanda Sigur speaks with Angela Byars-Winston and NAE member Percy Pierre about their mentoring experiences, and how to encourage mentors and mentees alike in engineering.
  • Publication Alert!
    We are delighted to announce the publication of an article titled “A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Increase Cultural Diversity Awareness of Research Mentors of Undergraduate Students” The article sheds light on the significance of providing mentors with training in cultural awareness and sensitivity to enhance the mentoring experience for young scientists. By …
  • Thriving or Burn Out in Mentoring, Pastoring, Service & Vocation – Part 1 w/ Christine Pfund
    Listen to CIMER’s Dr. Christine Pfund on Nii Addy’s latest podcast episode on thriving or burnout in mentoring and more. You can listen or watch on @AddyHour on Youtube or at

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