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.
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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.
MentorNet: E-Mentoring Future Faculty in Science and Engineering - Just 1 -2 emails per month!
), 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
- 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 www.MentorNet.net/documents/about/programs/academic.aspx
or contact Jennifer Chou-Green at firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign up, visit www.MentorNet.net