New study reveals STEM mentors are not always as effective as they could be

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Growing institutional pressures on faculty time may be causing STEM graduate students to complete programs without accurate assessments of their skills.

According to a new study, STEM students in graduate programs do not perceive their strengths and weaknesses in alignment with their mentors. Furthermore, faculty mentors do not always accurately assess their students’ skills. The reason, say researchers, is that in some cases, college and university pressures on...

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