Undergraduate Research Program

Mentoring resources

URP resources

The Undergraduate Research Program staff are available to assist you with information on how to plan for and successfully work with undergraduate researchers. URP staff can also provide consultation regarding requests for support of undergraduate research as a supplement to faculty research grants or for discipline-based undergraduate research programs. In addition, in response to faculty, postdoctoral researcher, and graduate student mentor requests, we have developed several resources that you may find helpful:

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Campus-wide resources

The College of Engineering

The Graduate School

Student Life

  • The Counseling Center is a place where currently-enrolled UW students can receive assistance with study skills, career decisions, and a wide range of personal problems such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, or depression.

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Resources beyond UW

  • Pfund, C., Pribbenow, C., Branchaw, J., Miller Lauffer, S., and Handelsman, J. (2006).The merits of training mentors, Science (311: 473-474). (Note: excellent article on benefits and challenges of diversity on pp. 71-81.)
  • Handelsman, J., Pfund, C., Miller Lauffer, S., and Pribbenow, C. (2005).Entering mentoring: A seminar to train a new generation of scientists. The Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, University of Wisconsin.
  • Keeling, S. (2003).Advising the millennial generation, NACADA Journal, 23 (1&2), 30-36.
  • National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. (1997). Adviser, teacher, role model, friend: On being a mentor to students in science and engineering.Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

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