SIAM CSE15 - Broader Engagement Pilot Mentoring Program
The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and Sustainable Horizons Institute are pleased to announce a pilot mentoring program at the 2015 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE15). CSE15 is planning a variety of activities to celebrate and support a diverse community. These activities include the Workshop Celebrating Diversity, Professional Development Evening, Association of Women in Mathematics activities, Student Days, Career Panel, and Job Fair. In addition, there will be a mentoring program for a small cohort of CSE15 students, faculty, and professionals.
Mentor Protégé Program at CSE15
There is irrefutable and growing evidence that mentoring promotes academic and career success, especially among those traditionally underrepresented in CSE. Our vision for the Mentor Protégé program is to influence career and professional development long after the conference concludes.
The CSE15 Mentor Protégé program includes the following components:
- A limited number of Protégés will be recruited from the Workshop Celebrating Diversity and other conference attendees.
- Mentors will be recruited from CSE15 attendees and others known to be active in the SIAM and Broader Engagement (BE) communities.
- A brief welcome and orientation for Protégés will occur on Friday, March 13, 2015.
- An initial mentor-protégé introduction/mixer will occur Saturday March 14, 2015.
- A mentoring activity will occur during the Workshop Celebrating Diversity luncheon on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
- There will also be other optional activities
- Protégés will benefit from the opportunity to connect with seasoned professionals, get advice, and explore their questions about academic, career, and professional pathways
- Mentors will benefit from the opportunity to give back to the community, influence others, and discover and share their own techniques and aspirations
Mentor Protégé Matching Process and Responsibilities
Mentors and Protégés will be matched utilizing demographic and other information about scientific, professional, and personal interests. Mentor-Protégé pair introductions will occur electronically prior to the conference and in-person during the first event on Saturday.
Mentors and Protégé responsibilities include: participation in the introduction event on Saturday and the luncheon activity on Tuesday. Optional additional activities will be suggested, such as mentors’ agenda review and session recommendations for their protégés to consider, joint attendance, one-on-one meetings, and continued contact after the conference.
Mentor Protégé Tuesday Lunch Activity
The Workshop Celebrating Diversity luncheon will provide an excellent opportunity to formally discuss mentoring, suggest activities, and help to establish meaningful mentoring relationships. The luncheon will include a mentoring workshop based on the “Pathways to Success” Workshop: exploring challenges and identifying resources to help people create a vision of success for themselves.
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If you have any questions about the Mentoring Program, contact: Mary Ann Leung, firstname.lastname@example.org.