The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM

Mentoring relationships are a critical to the development of trainees in STEMM and may impact the career pathways and choices that trainees make during their training. In 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a consensus study report on The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM that explores effective mentoring relationships, including mentorship structures and behaviors and institutional cultures that support mentorship. Maria Lund Dahlberg served as study director for this consensus report and she will share an overview of The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM, focusing on how an institution can establish a culture of mentorship.

Register here and submit any questions you have for Maria to address during discussion. We may not be able to address all questions during the session.

You can read more about the study here, including the interactive online guide and the recent podcast series on personal mentorship stories from a variety of leaders in STEMM.

Speaker bio:

Ms. Maria Lund Dahlberg is a Senior Program Officer and Study Director with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Her current work focuses on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Research Careers of Women in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine; the Response and Adaptation of Higher Education to the COVID-19 Pandemic; the Science on Effective Mentoring in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine); and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Postsecondary Education. Her work with the National Academies spans topics ranging from equity and identity in science, through science communications, to postdoctoral research experiences, health care, and innovation ecosystems. She came to the National Academies by way of a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, which she received after completing all requirements short of finalizing the dissertation for her doctorate in physics at the Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Lund Dahlberg holds a BA with high honors in physics from Vassar College and an MS in physics from the Pennsylvania State University.