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EDRA51 Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop


10th Annual Graduate Student
Mentoring Workshop

at EDRA51 Tempe

The Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop is designed to provide a forum for graduate students to present and discuss their ongoing research with senior mentors in environment-behavior design research. The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen and further thesis/dissertation work, as well to support the development of networks for young researchers, both with senior researchers and with other graduate students. Graduate students who submit work to EDRA and are enrolled in Masters’ or Doctoral programs in the Environmental Design and affiliated fields are eligible to participate in the Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop.

All students engaged in environment-behavior research and/or design at the graduate level are invited to apply for participation. 

The 10th annual Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Tempe, concurrent with the EDRA51 Pre-Conference Intensives. During the day-long workshop each student selected will present their work during a 45-minute time slot which includes 10 minutes presentation of their thesis/dissertation work to date followed by 30-35 minutes of feedback and discussion with mentors.


During the workshop sessions, EDRA mentors provide focused guidance on the specific work of the presenter as well as general direction related to furthering and improving graduate-level work. Presenters will be limited to 12 students, but all EDRA51 attendees are welcome to participate. Students accepted to present and/or attend the Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop are expected to commit to the full day of the workshop which would then preclude them from attending other Intensives sessions.

All students accepted to participate in the workshop as either presenters or observers are also expected to be registered for the full conference, or else to have a one-day registration for the day of the Intensives.


Application Procedure

Students interested in presenting their research during the workshop are requested to submit a short application form by December 23, 2019. Notices of acceptance will be issued by January 31, 2020.  Students wishing to register as observers can do so during the regular conference registration process.

Any questions regarding the workshop or the application procedure should be directed to the EDRA Student Representative to the Board Renae Mantooth at


Important Dates

December 23 2019 
Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop applications due.
February 26 2020
EDRA51 Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop Conference Registration deadline 
March 10 2020
Expanded (5 page) Research Summary due from accepted presenters 
April 4 2020
EDRA51 Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop day


We hope to see you at EDRA51 in Tempe
on April 4, 2020!