Mentoring: Training in Disguise

January is National Mentoring Month to raise awareness about mentoring programs and to recruit people to serve as role models for youth in their communities. Anyone can be an effective mentor --- it just takes a caring attitude and a desire to guide your mentee towards success in life. Read the full article for ways to find volunteer opportunities and tips on becoming a good mentor.

Proactive approaches for building a professional network – AWIS webinar, Thursday 11/29, 4 pm EST

Please join me for the webinar "Proactive approaches for building a professional network" to be presented to the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) on Thursday, 11/29/12 at 4 pm (EST). The webinar will focus on a survey of networking techniques to build a professional network, including places to meet people, ways to approach people and considerations for organizing successful networking events.

Big Bang Theory’s Dr. Sheldon Cooper Nominated for Science Award: World’s Worst Research Mentor

By now, if you are a scientist who is not aware of the sitcom 'Big Bang Theory' then you would be best buds with Sheldon Cooper because you are completely out of touch with reality (or you just need to get out of the lab more!) Sheldon Cooper...excuse me, Dr. Cooper...is a quirky theoretical physicist with the social skills of a toddler and a dominating character on the show, now in its sixth season on CBS.

Have you hugged a postdoc lately? Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Have you hugged a postdoc lately? Well, this would be the week to show your thanks to a postdoc in celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Live Chat Friday, August 10th, 7 am (EDT) – Mentoring: building relationships that benefit academic careers in science

Live Chat Friday, August 10th, 7 am (EDT) - Mentoring: building relationships that benefit academic careers in science Join in on the live chat to explore how to foster networks for peer-to-peer support. I have been invited to be a panelist for this discussion through the Guardian Higher Education Network and would love to hear any insights … Continue reading Live Chat Friday, August 10th, 7 am (EDT) – Mentoring: building relationships that benefit academic careers in science