Written by Theresa Currier Thomas, on behalf of the TEAM Committee
The training, education, and mentorship committee (TEAM) is enthusiastic about bringing back all the things you expect and more at NNS 2022.
Speed Networking: Trainees –if you are seeking specific advice, looking for new ways to promote your research, or wanting to expand your network, then this event event is for you! Speed mentoring will take place on Monday, 6/27, from 6:15-7:15 PM. Event locations will be announced closer to the conference.
WiNTR VISA: After COVID delays, the WiNTR VISA is finally back! The application deadline is May 15th, 2022. Click here for details.
2nd Annual Mentor:Mentee program- NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS: Last year, we had 22 mentor:mentee pairs from 6 different countries with participants from undergraduates to senior faculty. Interested in participating? Then sign-up here! The deadline for applications is May 27th. Mentor:Mentee pairs will be announced prior to the NNS conference. There will be a Mentor:Mentee Social on Sunday, June 26th, from 4-5PM, immediately before the annual NNS welcome reception for the inaugural year and upcoming pairs to meet in person!
The Annual TEAM business meeting will be held Tuesday, 6/28, from 7-8 AM.
This year at the 2022 NNS Symposium, we will be introducing a new program with undergraduates from underrepresented minority (URM) institutions in Atlanta invited to participate in conference activities. Participants will be paired with a lab to experience the research, training, community, and passion for our research throughout the conference. Interested in having your lab host a student? Then sign up here.
This initiative will be supported by the TEAM Session and Workshop: Enhancing Diversity in Neurotrauma Research on Tuesday from 12:45-3:15 PM. Our goals for this first year are to establish a database of experience-based protocols/recommendations and work with the NIH to develop and implement strategies to improve the pipeline of students and the recruitment and retention of URM talent in STEM, neuroscience, and neurotrauma careers.
Note: We are excited to announce that the registration for the TEAM session/workshop and Speed Networking event are full. But don’t fret! If you are interested in either event, contact email@example.com, ASAP. As we draw closer to Atlanta, we will attempt to identify solutions to meet the needs of the NNS community.
Can’t wait to see y’all!