Free Webinar Series: Mentoring the Next Generation of Biophysicists
Thursday, October 12, 2023 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM USA Eastern Time
The next webinar in the series sponsored by The Biophysicist and the BPS Education Committee will focus on mentoring, a major responsibility of biophysicists and biophysics educators in which nearly all members of the biophysics community engage. We wish to discuss best practices and enhance the mentoring of biophysicists, particularly for those at early stages of their careers. The webinar will feature three speakers—Andres Cisneros, Elizabeth Komives, and Craig Nunemaker—and time for an engaging Q&A session with attendees. The Biophysicist Associate Editors Andrew Feig and Patricia Soto will lead the discussion.
Special Issue Call for Papers
Effective Mentoring of Biophysicists
The Biophysicist invites articles documenting effective practices for the mentoring of early career scientists and trainees at all levels. Submissions can be structured as Articles or Reports and may, respectively, be part of formal curricular elements in a program or center or may be about informal practices used by individuals who advise early career scientists or trainees. Articles should provide more than anecdotal evidence of the impact of these practices by including appropriate formative and/or summative assessments documenting developmental growth that is the result of their mentoring activities. In addition, we invite students and trainees to describe unique aspects of their mentoring experiences (as both mentees and as near-peer mentors of more junior students), in short contributions to our Student Forum.
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2024
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