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Standing out & succeeding: Our experiences as diverse chemists - Shared screen with speaker view
Michelle Boucher (she/her)
Congratulations Dr. Hoyte!!!
Marilyn Mackiewicz (She, Her)
yes. it is. you can ignore some but not all. so taking time to think about it and address it calmly is very important.
Marilyn Mackiewicz (She, Her)
by directing the conversation to the behavior, event, or comment you will decrease the likelihood of defensiveness. and a great way to educate people.
Marilyn Mackiewicz (She, Her)
something to add, you can address the microaggressions at anytime. I once did it after a month of when it happened. Never too late. Especially if it is impacting you.
Michelle Boucher (she/her)
As you think of questions, our individual panelists can answer points in chat or in Q&A. Thank you for all the great conversation that we've already had - don't be afraid to ask more :)
Marilyn Mackiewicz (She, Her)
i thought i was stupid and couldn't do a PhD. My mentor and fellow graduate students help me see my potential. The more i read the literature the more i saw my self asking questions, Why... You need to have a support network to help you realize you are capable of it to help you over come the imposter syndrome.
Marilyn Mackiewicz (She, Her)
without my support network i would have given up. They are crucial to my success.
Michelle Boucher (she/her)
Another question is dealing with current conditions (online classes and labs, no research opportunities at some places) it is challenging to connect. What do you suggest to continue to build a network, and specifically a mentor, as an undergrad?
Amanda Carroll
I would recommend reaching out to people via email and asking to set up a time for a phone call or Zoom/Teams/Skype meeting. This could help build the connections that might normally happen over coffee or in an office. The people that are looking to mentor students still want to be engaged with students and should be willing to make time for building these relationships.
Marilyn Mackiewicz (She, Her)
i reach out to mentors all the time. Actually some of them are not even in my state. I have a mentor that i have not met in person at All. we got introduced by a friend and then we set up a virtual meeting to start the mentoring relationship. My mentor is a white man with a lot of connections so he fills the role of a mentor and a sponsor at the same time.
Marilyn Mackiewicz (She, Her)
My mentor and I meet when necessary and we have talked about a lot of things that i need help with. One thing about mentoring is you have to self-advocate. So you need to tell your mentor what you need help with. i am pretty honest about that and i am not embrassed. We have set times we meet and always have a list of questions i want to ask so i can maximize my time.
Ann Kimble-Hill
CMA’s website is chemdiversity.org
Ann Kimble-Hill
There are also some great resources that have been put into the ACS Dept of Diversity Programs website
Ann Kimble-Hill
The ACS Education Programs website has a lot of opportunities and connections was well
Alyssa Thomas (she/her)
I am also on CMA (Alyssa Thomas) and can be reached at acthomas@utica.edu to help with follow ups for these questions and connect you with members.
Marie Little Fawn Agan
Thank you all so much for attending our panel tonight. It’s been a pleasure to share some insights with you all. Please reach out if you have any questions about mentorship, career trajectory or want to get involved in the American Chemical Society. magan@norwich.edu
Ann Kimble-Hill
I would say that the real difference between mentoring and discipling is what you are trying to support. Discipling is usually about being more of a role model of how to walk through your trajectory. Oftentimes they are much more in your social/spiritual network
Michelle Boucher (she/her)
Thank you, everyone, for a wonderful webinar. Panelists, I am floored both by your wisdom and by your generosity in sharing your wisdom. Thank you, thank you. Students, thank you for attending, and feel free to reach out to me as well (as part of Undergraduate Programming) mboucher@utica.edu