NMC Mentor – Mentee Spotlight
Mar 20, 2016
When we first developed the National Mentoring Community, we envisioned building a network of physics faculty mentors able to guide their student mentees down the educational path by opening doors, providing resources, advising them, and caring about their success, defined ultimately by the students obtaining physics degrees. What we found, when we met many of our NMC Mentors at the first National Mentoring Community Conference, were faculty mentors who did all of these things, but wanted to do much more. The NMC mentors that we met are concerned about equity in physics, are interested in learning how they can better support their mentees holistically, are concerned with being culturally competent, and genuinely care about their student mentees as people. They are committed to mentoring these students, who will become the next generation of physics-trained professionals and physicists to solve some of society’s most complex problems.