The success of junior faculty increasingly hinges on the ability to mentor groups of students with diverse skills, experiences and perspectives, while simultaneously managing them to produce interdisciplinary research. Similarly, holders of graduate degrees in industry are called upon to manage and mentor multidisciplinary teams. Although mentoring and management are critical career skills, the vast majority of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows lack relevant experience upon graduation. However, partnering with multidisciplinary teams of undergraduates seeking research experience dramatically increases leadership opportunities. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are selected by their Faculty Mentors to lead a team of undergraduates and engage in a collaborative research project. Team Leaders periodically meet to discuss challenges they face managing teams to produce publishable research. In Team Leader meetings, experienced faculty facilitators assist the development process by helping team leaders construct strategies for increasing productivity by becoming better mentors that support undergraduate engagement and reflection.
You can join the program or update your team information by completing or modifying an Aggie Research Leadership Form. Use the link below to complete the form.