If you would like to help, please complete the form below and we will assign a student to you before the meeting starts. Please let us know as soon as possible, preferably no later than Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
Mentors and students will gather for an orientation session, 4-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. If you can't make that meeting, it’s okay to contact your student in advance and arrange when and where to meet.
Mentors have traditionally had their students shadow them for a day or half-day, showing them how they select talks and press conferences for coverage. That said, your involvement is totally up to you; if you prefer, you can meet for lunch or breakfast and be available for questions throughout the meeting, or find some other way to help. We welcome staff journalists, PIOs, freelancers and others -- careers of all stripes are useful as models for the students.
Many former mentees now regularly vomunteer as mentors because they found the program so inspiring. Please help NASW continue this valuable tradition.
We aim to pair mentors and students who have similar areas of interest, but matches may not be exact. Please indicate on the form whether you are willing to mentor more than one student, if there is a need (You may mentor them simultaneously).
We will let you know which student(s) you have been paired with at least one week before AAAS starts.
Online registration for the AAAS Newsroom will open soon.
Czerne Reid & Ashley YeagerCo-Chairs, Education CommitteeNational Association of Science Writers (NASW)
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