Deadline for speed mentoring @ APS extended to May 18!

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to invite you to participate in the Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS)* speed mentoring program at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco. WiCS will host a workshop on Thursday, May 24, from 2-3:30 pm at APS on: Building collaborative networks at home and abroad: strategies for strong science and academic success. The speed mentoring program will link junior scientists with senior scientists to meet briefly (for 15-20 minutes) during the WiCS reception from 3:30-5 pm, following the WiCS panel.

WiCS speed mentoring program began in the last two years at the meetings of the Psychonomic Society in 2016 and 2017, at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society Granada in 2016, and at the International Meeting of APS in Vienna in 2017. There are several ground rules for this program: 1. this is a one-time session (i.e., the mentor is not signing on for a longer-term mentoring relationship); 2. the mentee should come with a specific question or two to guide the session and make the most of it; 3. the mentee should send the mentor a CV and the question(s) ahead of time, but not expect that the mentor will have read this information prior to the meeting; and 4. the information shared during the session is to be kept completely confidential.

Both mentors and mentees from the previous sessions have reported finding the experience to be very useful.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete the Google document at the link given below before May 18.

If you are interested in being mentored, please complete the Google document at the link given below before May 18. At this time, mentoring is open to WiCS members** on a first-come, first-served basis. **WiCS membership is free. You can join at

Once mentors are secured, mentors and mentees will be matched based on general interest area.

Please share this email with others who you think may be interested. All are welcome — female and male mentors and mentees alike!

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

APS WiCS 2018 Co-Organizers

Laurie Feldman, The University at Albany Judith Kroll, University of California, Riverside Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University Natasha Tokowicz, University of Pittsburgh

*Women in Cognitive Science is supported by a grant from the NSF program in Perception, Action, and Cognition.