Borinqueña 101: How to choose a thesis advisor in graduate school

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Borinqueña emphasizes the contribution of Puerto Rican and Hispanic women in science and technology and provides a space to discuss topics of interest about the empowerment of women. In “Borinqueña 101” we will share experiences and advice that will be useful in your future career in science. 

¿Eres postdoc y piensas que tu mentor es excepcional? ¡Nomínalo para este premio!

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La Asociación Nacional de Postdocs quiere reconocer a aquellos mentores que dan su mejor esfuerzo por proveer valioso apoyo, consejos, y ayuda profesional. Si tu mentor llena esta definición, nomínala/o. No sólo le estarás dando reconocimiento de manera individual, pero el premio la ayudará a ella o a él a reclutar postdocs y estudiantes igual de excepcionales como tu. ;-)





Mentorship is golden

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“A mentor is somebody willing to fight for you the battles nobody else is willing to fight.” – Dr. Erika T. Camacho (who was mentored by THE Jaime Escalante) It could be said a good mentor is worth his or her weight in gold. A good mentor counsels, encourages, supports, guides, and listens, among many other things. Mentors can come in many shapes or forms. They can be family, friends, colleagues, teachers, professors, neighbors and even complete strangers.

The Chemistry of Going from Mentee to a Mentor

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Dr. Luis Echegoyen
Dr. Luis Echegoyen is Robert A Welch Endowed Professor in Chemistry at the University of Texas, El Paso

In general terms, a mentor is a role model—a person that has delivered positive results or achieved professional success and is in a position to help others that want to accomplish similar goals.  Dr. Luis Echegoyen, a Robert A. Welch endowed Professor in Chemistry at University of Texas at El Paso, understands the true meaning of this definition.

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