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Making Waves Ep. 43

Monday, January 6, 2020
Erin Larson

This episode of Making Waves focuses on mentoring in STEM. We interviewed Dr. Rebecca Barnes and Dr. Erin Eggleston about their mentoring strategies. We talked with them about how to learn from mentoring mistakes, mentoring mentees who have very different goals from you, and how to encourage students to ask for help, among other topics.

Dr. Erin Eggleston is a molecular microbial ecologist and an assistant professor of biology at Middlebury College. She also is a co-founder of the Femina Sciscitator website, which is a virtual community that aims to empower women in science. For more information about Erin, visit her research site ( and check out Femina Sciscitator (

Dr. Rebecca Barnes is a biogeochemist and an assistant professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Colorado College. She is a member of the leadership board for the Earth Science Women’s Network and a principal investigator on the PROGRESS: Promoting Geoscience Research, Education, and Success project. For more information about Becca, visit her research site ( and check out the PROGRESS website (


Running Time: 31 minutes

Host: Erin Larson

Published: 6 January 2020

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The views expressed in the podcast are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the consensus opinion of the general SFS membership.