Physics Research Mentor Resources

Resources on Mentoring

Research Mentor Training
A University of Wisconsin website for those who want to be more effective mentors for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers.

An e-mentoring program that matches students, postdocs, and early career researchers in engineering and science with mentors in the professions for one-on-one guided relationships.

Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists format_pdf


A mentoring seminar from the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching

Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to students in Science and Engineering
A publication on mentoring from the National Academy of Sciences

Nature's Guide for Mentors
A mentoring guide from the journal Nature.

Mentoring Across Cultures
An article on cross-cultural mentoring, from the American Association of University Professionals.


Professional Society Ethics Statements and Resources

APS Guidelines for Professional Conduct
American Physical Society

APS Ethics Case Studies - Mentoring
A series of case studies on ethical issues related to mentoring that can arise in the course of doing physics research, accompanied by discussion.

Professionalism & Ethics Resources for SPS Chapters
Society of Physics Students

Publication Ethics and Responsibilities resources
Materials Research Society

Resources on Professional Development of Researchers

The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU)
An interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
An organization to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.




Resource on Bias

Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute(WISELI)
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Stereotype threat and the intellectual test performance of African Americans
Steele, C. M., & Aronson, J. , Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology

Shifting Standards and Stereotype-Based Judgments
Biernat, M., & Manis, M., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Aversive racism and selection decisions: 1989 and 1999
Dovidio, J. F., & Gaertner, S. L. , Psychological Science

Sex bias at work: The affects of attentional and memory demands on performance ratings for men and women.
JMartell, R. F. , Journal of Applied Social Psychology 

The impact of gender on the review of the curricula vitae of job applicants and tenure candidates: A national empirical studyformat_pdf
Steinpreis, R. E., Anders, K. A., & Ritzke, D., Sex Roles

Parent perceptions and attributions for children's math achievement Sex Roles
Yee, D. K., & Eccles, J. S. (2003).

Exploring the color of glass: Letters of recommendation for female and male medical faculty.
Trix, F., & Psendka, C. , Discourse & Society