Mentoring program for minorities in science

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Hi, I received this e-mail through Rick Reis' Tomorrow's Professor newsletter. It talks about an online mentoring program for people that want to pursue science carreers within the academic environment. A copy of the e-mail that was sent to me is posted below. Veronica ps. Rick Reis' Tomorrow's Professor newsletter is great if you are interested in pursuing a professorial life. It provides useful insight and info regarding that type of carreer. You can sign up for that newsletter online by visiting: _______ Folks: The posting below describes a terrific online mentoring program for women interested in academic careers in science and engineering. I want to encourage tenured faculty in theses fields to consider becoming an online mentor as describe below. Regards, Rick Reis MentorNet: E-Mentoring Future Faculty in Science and Engineering - Just 1 -2 emails per month! MentorNet ( ), the E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science, seeks non-tenured and tenured faculty as mentors in its Academic Career E-Mentoring Program. In this addition to MentorNet's award-winning E-Mentoring Programs, women and underrepresented minorities* pursuing faculty careers are matched with faculty members for 8-month mentoring relationships conducted via email. Proteges may be undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, or untenured tenure-track faculty members. We currently have more than 100 proteges from diverse fields seeking matches in the program, particularly in: - Biological sciences - Physics - Computer sciences - Electrical/Electronics engineering - Biological/biomedical engineering, and many other fields Benefits of E-Mentoring with MentorNet: - Convenience - Do it at times that suit your schedule. Only about 20 minutes/week. - Support - Access to MentorNet's online mentoring materials to guide your experience. - Outreach - Opportunities to connect with students, post-docs, and early career faculty outside of your university. - Satisfaction - Know that you have helped someone else by sharing your experiences, advice and support on issues such as work/life balance, research, tenure, and university life. Furthermore, mentoring has been demonstrated to help mentors gain perspective and clarity about their own career paths. Please consider volunteering as a mentor and publicizing the program to your colleagues by passing on this message. Even if you choose not to be a mentor, spreading the word about MentorNet to other faculty members can help us to provide mentors for those proteges waiting to be matched! For more information, visit or contact Jennifer Chou-Green at To sign up, visit