Participation needed_STEM Graduate Research Trainees (please fwd information)

Please forward this information to STEM Graduate Research Trainees on your campus. Thank you!

Dear STEM Graduate Research Trainees,

We are testing a new learning assessment designed to evaluate mentored research experiences. We would appreciate your help in validating this survey. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and assesses learning gains from your most recent research experience (consider the last 1-2 semesters).

Survey link:

The survey is anonymous and all answers will be kept confidential. They will not be shared with research program directors or mentors at your institution. The responses will simply be used to validate the instrument.

This survey validation project is part of a larger research project funded by the National Institutes of Health (U54 GM119023) and approved by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institutional Review Board (protocol #2017-0026). If you have any questions, please contact us at the email addresses listed below.

Many thanks,
Dr. Amanda Butz (
Dr. Janet Branchaw (

Janet L. Branchaw, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
School of Education
Natatorium Rm 2039, 2000 Observatory Drive

Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement
445 Henry Mall, Room 109A

Associate Director, Mentor & Mentee Training Core
National Research Mentoring Network

University of Wisconsin-Madison