Registration is only open for ONE MORE WEEK for the Ethical and Inspiring Mentorship in STEM (FoR College Park) meeting to be held September 21st, 2017 at University of Maryland, as part of National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week #NPAW2017. You can find out more info about that meeting here, and register to attend here! Remember, registration can be refunded upon request at the meeting.


The symposium has four goals:

  1. To recognize and discuss the issues surrounding mentoring in STEM fields.
  2. To discuss effective mentorship and advocacy techniques at all levels: PhD, Postdoc, Faculty
  3. To provide a platform to connect like-minded young scientists who wish to effect change at their own institutions at the grassroots level.
  4. To inspire participants to practice effective mentorship practices and promote these skillsets to their peers and colleagues at their own institutions.


Come join us for a day of discussions, and workshops to come up with solutions to the problems we currently face in providing and receiving effective mentoring!


Also don’t forget – on Sept 12, from 1-2pm EST Future of Research (@FORsymp) and the Union of Concerned Scientists (@SciNetUCS) will co-host a Tweetchat on “Mentoring the future,” talking about what mentoring in science is/should be, and how we should change the culture of mentoring in science. Follow along at #MentoringFutureSci

Questions will be posting the questions from the @FORsymp account and then made that into a Storify, such as we did here for the #forchangingscience tweetchat we held recently.

Invited participants include:

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN): @NRMNET

The Future PI Slack Channel@FuturePI_Slack

Addgene: @Addgene


Postdoc Pinar Gurel: @pinar_gurel

Corey Welch, Director, STEM Scholars Program for UR-students: @CoreyWelch_STEM