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External Mentor Program

The ADVANCE at WSU External Mentor Program is an initiative for enhancing awareness of and creating opportunity for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, as well as under-represented minority faculty in all disciplines. The aim of the program is to foster career development of women and under-represented minority faculty by supporting the development of mentoring relationships with off-campus academic leaders, with special emphasis placed on mentorship that supports and/or communicates awareness of existing barriers. These mentors will provide training and mentorship, facilitate collaborative research efforts, and, ideally but not required, provide examples of successful academic role models.

Questions and Proposal Submission:

Masha Gartstein, Ph.D.
ADVANCE at WSU External Mentor Program
ADVANCE at WSU Lighty Building
Room 190F  P.O. Box 644820
Pullman, WA 99164

Sample Proposals:
Example 1 – Dr. Suzanne Appleyard

Example 2 – Dr. Laura Lavine “This was the best program that I have participated in at WSU.  I have a hard time reaching out for help and encouragement and this pushed me in the right direction.” – Catherine Cooper

Past Recipients:

External Mentor Guidelines/RFP

PILOT External Mentor Guidelines/RFP

Applications due March 23rd, 2018


External Mentor Program Brochure

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“The ADVANCE program allowed me to connect with an external mentor who guided me through key aspects of building and establishing my own stable isotope prep lab at WSU. On a more personal level, I also benefited greatly from my mentor’s advice on how to find a better balance between work and family.”

– Dr. Erin Thornton, Archaeology (pictured left)

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