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rfellin27
05-05-2009, 06:09 AM
The ASB Executive Board is announcing the Mentoring Program at the 2009 American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting at the Pennsylvania State University, in State College, Pennsylvania. 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 and senior scientists who are interested in participating in the program. If you would like to participate, contact the coordinator of the mentoring program, Becky Fellin (fellin@udel.edu). 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 19, 2009. 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 July. 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:

Becky Fellin
ASB student representative
Biomechanics and Movement Science Program
University of Delaware
email: fellin@udel.edu