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Melissa M Scott
05-11-2005, 01:40 AM
The second annual American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Mentoring Program
will continue this year at the ISB/ASB meeting in Cleveland. The goal of
this program is to optimize the education and profesional experience of
students attending the conference.

We are seeking students and senior scientists who are interested in
participating in the program. All current members (as of June 20th, 2005)
of ASB can participate. If you would like to participate, contact the
program coordinator (ASB student representative, see below). The
coordinator will find suitable matches between students and mentors based
on research interests and/or special requests.

We envision that the following type of interactions between the student and
the montor will take place:
*The mentor will introduced the student to colleagues and help the
student establish a professional network.
*The mentor will spend a lunch or dinner with the student discussing the
student's educational and/or career objectives.
*The mentor will share career experience with the student.
*The mentor will attend the (poster or podium) presentation of the
student and provide constructive feedback.

Please contact the coordinator of the mentoring program before June 20th,
2005 to participate. In you message, please include the following:
*Your contact information (name, mailing address, email address, phone
number, etc.).
*A brief (one paragraph) description of your research interests.
*Your career stage.
*Students: Do you have any special requests? Perhaps you know of a
scientist that is coming to the conference whom you would like to have as a
mentor.

Students will begin to receive information on their match in early July.
Along with the name and contact information of the match the student will
also receive a document with guidelines to improve interaction between the
student and mentor. Mentors will receive similar information. It will be
the priority of the student to contact their match at least one week prior
to arriving in Cleveland and set up an initial meeting in the first two
days of the conference.

We hope you share the ASB Executive Board's enthusiasm for the Mentoring
Program!

Mentoring Program Coordinator:

Melissa Scott-Pandorf
ASB Student Representative
HPER Biomechanics Laboratory
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182
Phone 402.554.2670
Email mmscott@mail.unomaha.edu