Undocumented Realities Mentor Training

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While African-Americans account for ~13% of the total U.S. population, they account for less than 2% of enrollment in Computer Science Master’s programs, and less than 1.5% of enrollment in PhD programs.

Undocumented Realities is an e-learning module developed to improve mentorship of Black students in Computer Science and STEM programs.

It shares the real-life stories of students like “Jesse,” who told us: 

“Not one person encouraged me to come to grad school … I had a few profs in undergrad who told me that my work and interests were ‘interesting’ and ‘promising’, but no one ever said, ‘Hey, you should pursue that’.”

The 25-minute mentor training module is for non-Black advisors of Black students. Mentors will learn about the role of unconscious bias and get mentoring strategies to help Black students navigate their education pathway.

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