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  • 2005 ASB Mentor Program

    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

    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

    Mentoring Program Coordinator:

    Melissa Scott-Pandorf
    ASB Student Representative
    HPER Biomechanics Laboratory
    University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Omaha, NE 68182
    Phone 402.554.2670