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Katie Bieryla
06-18-2007, 10:32 AM
The ASB Executive Board is announcing the Mentoring Program at the ASB
annual conference in Stanford, CA. The goal of this program is to
optimize the educational and professional experience of students
attending the conference in August.

Anyone attending the annual meeting can participate. We are currently
seeking students/senior scientists who are interested in participating
in the program. If you would like to participate, contact one the
coordinator of the mentoring program (see below). The coordinator and
the ASB executive board will work together to 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 mentor will take place at the ASB meeting:
--The mentor will introduce 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 30,
2007 (this deadline has been extended from the date listed on the ASB
website). In your 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.

Notifications of the final matches will occur in August. Following
notification it is the student's responsibility to contact their
assigned mentor to make arrangements to meet at the annual meeting. For
more information please go to the ASB webpage (www.asbweb.org).

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

Mentoring Program Coordinator:

Katie Bieryla
Graduate Research Assistant
Virginia Tech
Kevin P. Granata Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory
Email: kbieryla@vt.edu