Leadership Trainees (LT)

Undergraduate participants, or Leadership Trainees (LTs), received professional development in a variety of areas to prepare them to guide high school Student Researchers (SRs) through CBESS programming. Leadership Trainees were provided intensive professional development workshops. They gained experience and practice with inquiry-based instruction and strategies to engage the Student Researchers in STEM-health care content. In addition, LTs received training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and mentoring skills. Leadership Trainees practically applied this knowledge by mentoring and guiding the SRs through the program. LTs received a stipend for their participation.

CBESS will select 4 bilingual undergraduates to participate in the following programming:

  • Professional Development - You will attend up to three full-day training sessions in, STEM Identity, Best Practices in Mentoring, Facilitation and Conflict Resolution, Inquiry-Based Instruction Methods, and CBESS Program Logistics. You will also complete responsible conduct of research training online (THOR). These trainings may take place in-person or virtually.
  • Career Exploration Events - These will happen during the spring semester.
  • Summer Residential Research Program - If held in-person, you will live on the University Of Nevada, Reno campus Sunday evenings through Friday afternoons for 3 weeks. You will chaperone, teach and mentor high school participants.
  • Near-Peer Mentoring - You will be assigned a group of high school mentees. You will engage them in group mentoring once a month upon their acceptance into the program (February 2021). Individual mentoring sessions will take place monthly during their senior year (2021-2022) and will last about 1 hour. The sessions will occur via video chat or in-person.

LTs will receive up to $4000 stipend for their participation in the program.

Eligibility of applicants is based on the following:

  • Spanish-English bilingual
  • Interested in STEM or health care careers
  • Undergraduates taking upper-division STEM classes
  • Mentoring / teaching experience
  • First generation students
  • Studying in the College of Education, Science, Community Health, and Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources, or Nevada INBRE Biomedical program