The Tiny Earth Enrichment Study is an online, longitudinal study that aims to enhance and understand the impact of participating in the Tiny Earth network and how that participation impacts the quality of peer-mentor relationships among both faculty and students.
For individuals who mentor undergraduate(s), we wish to understand the qualities of the mentoring relationship that benefit the mentor and mentee involved in science education. The ultimate goal of the study is to identify ways to support academic professionals who are a part of an inclusive and innovating science community.
This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH, grant number U54 GM119023) and is a part of a national collaboration with the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) and National Research and Mentorship Network (NRMN), which aims to develop, implement, and determine the effectiveness of innovative approaches. Together, these consortia seek to strengthen institutional capacity to engage individuals from diverse backgrounds and help them prepare for and succeed in biomedical research careers.
Study participants: If you have questions or comments, please e-mail Dr. Mica Estrada or the project coordinator, Perla Sandoval, directly at TinyEarthEnrichmentStudy@ucsf.edu.