Mentoring Productive Projects

Project Team Members

Jerome Shaw, Lisa Hunter, Andrew Norton, Nina Arnberg, and Austin Barnes

Project Description

Building on experience from more than 300 student internship projects, ISEE launched a new effort to enhance mentoring practices. ISEE’s mentoring focus is unique: how the “design” of a student project and the moment-to-moment mentor-student interactions that occur as the student completes the project affect the overall experience. ISEE has worked with a community of mentors from Hawaii observatories, companies, and technical facilities to develop and pilot workshops and tools to support and assess student projects. The program builds on a past ISEE study of ISEE’s undergraduate internship program and ongoing work on a framework that supports understanding and communicating engineering solutions.

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