We invite you to participate in the Women in Cognitive Science speed mentoring program planned for the 2019 Psychonomic Society Meeting in Montreal, Canada. WiCS will host a panel discussion on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. The theme of this year's panel is Creating a Healthy Work Environment. The panel discussion is scheduled from 4-6 pm (Room 516C), followed by a speed mentoring session (6-7 pm; Room 516D). The WiCS speed mentoring program, launched in 2015, has now taken place at previous meetings of the Psychonomic Society in the US and in Europe, at APS, and at the 2017 ICPS meeting in Vienna.
There are several ground rules for speed mentoring: 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. This is a program for women and men scientists alike, for both mentors and mentees.
If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete the Google document at the link given below before October 15.
https://forms.gle/tHqzzLSYMVHoos8Y6 If you are interested in being mentored, please complete the Google document at the link given below before October 15.
At this time, mentoring is open to WiCS members** on a first-come, first-served basis. **WiCS membership is free. You can join at http://www.womenincogsci.org/membership-form
If you are interested in being a mentee, please complete the Google document at the link given below before October 15.
Once mentors are secured, mentors and mentees will be matched based on general interest area. Please share this information with others who you think may be interested. All are welcome.
Questions can be addressed to Natasha Tokowicz: [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!
Psychonomics WiCS 2019 Speed Mentoring Committee: Natasha Tokowicz, University of Pittsburgh; Eleonora Rossi, University of Florida; Sharda Umanath, Claremont McKenna College
Psychonomics WiCS 2019 Co-Organizers: Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University; Judith Kroll, University of California, Irvine; Laurie Feldman, The University at Albany
*Women in Cognitive Science is supported by a grant from the Perception, Action, and Cognition Program at the US National Science Foundation.