SMB Home Page
Officers & Directors
Announcing the SMB Mentoring Program
by Gerda de Vries
The Society for Mathematical Biology recognizes the importance of mentoring in the development of a successful career in mathematical biology, and is piloting a mentoring program. Our initial mentoring program is for the benefit of junior scientists attending the International Conference on Mathematics in Biology, Annual Meeting of The Society for Mathematical Biology, August 3-5, 2000 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The goal of this program is two-fold:
If you would like to participate, either as a mentee or as a mentor (or both), contact the coordinator of the mentoring program. The coordinator will find suitable matches, based on research interests and/or special requests.
It is expected that the bulk of the interaction between the mentor and mentee will occur during the conference, although initial contact may be made before the conference. Of course we hope that the relationship is mutually satisfying to the mentor and mentee, and will continue after the conference!
At the conference, we envision the following types of interactions, as the mentor and mentee see fit:
To sign up, contact the coordinator of the mentoring program:
Gerda de Vries
In your message, please include the following information:
If the pilot mentoring program at the Utah conference is a success, the SMB plans to introduce a general mentoring program, for the benefit of any member of the SMB looking for advice from a mentor at a more advanced career stage. The extended program will not be limited to meetings, and mentoring relationships may occur entirely via electronic means, so that anyone can participate. Watch for future announcements in the SMB Newsletter and the electronic SMB Digest.
See the Mentoring Website for more information on the mentoring program, including tips on good mentoring.