Unveiling DLSP Campaigns: “I am a Scientist” and “I Wish My Mentor Knew”

The DLSP had the honor of attending both the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) held in Long Beach, CA (Oct 12-15, 2016) and the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, FL (Nov 9-12, 2016) in Tampa, FL. The DLSP had a booth at ABRCMS that became very popular with trainees and mentors alike thanks to our dual campaigns of “I am Scientist” that poster-sized photos of various Fellows, and “I Wish My Mentor Knew” that provided trainees at the undergraduate through early career faculty levels with the opportunity to write anonymous notes to their mentors that finish the statement: “I Wish My Mentor Knew.” Some memorable comments? “I Wish My Mentor Knew that my accent doesn’t define my ability.” “I Wish My Mentor Knew that I am fabulous!” “I Wish My Mentor Knew the meaning of 8:00am-5:00pm.” We plan to place all the posts on the DLSP website as part of our holiday celebration next month and keep them on the site through the end of January which is the official “National Mentoring Month.” For now, please enjoy these photos of trainees enjoying the DLSP exhibit.

 

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