It is well known that student-athletes are more diverse and higher academic achievers, on average, than their collegiate peers. However, little research has explored the mentoring relationships of student-athletes who conduct undergraduate research. Unique challenges and opportunities exist for student-athletes and faculty when it comes to mentoring undergraduate research in fields like science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Using a collaborative autoethnographic methodological approach and apprenticeship theory, our personal narratives detail how an engineering professor mentored a former engineering student-athlete for undergraduate engineering education research. We offer several findings and recommendations.
Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM)
Scholarly Commons Citation
Long, L., & Gooch, M. D. (2020). Set and Spike: Mentoring a Student-Athlete in STEM for Undergraduate Engineering Education Research. Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM), 9(1). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1523