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3G: Mentoring Undergraduate Research Students: Benefits and Barriers

With Joseph Nolan (Northern Kentucky University), Nathan Tintle (Dordt College), Kelly McConville (Swarthmore College), Vittorio Addona (Macalester College), and Dennis Pearl (Penn State University)


Applied research for undergraduates, whether within a classroom structure or the context of a mentor/mentee relationship between faculty and student(s), represents an excellent opportunity to expose students of all levels to the analysis of real data. Participants attending this breakout session will explore (a) the benefits of undergraduate research to students, (b) barriers that impede undergraduate research for both faculty and students, and (c) strategies that might be used to navigate the barriers and provide students the best chances for success.