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The Nature awards for creative mentoring in science were created on the premise that the
 

Summary: The Nature awards for creative mentoring in
science were created on the premise that the
mentorship of young researchers -- although
fully deserving of recognition -- is perhaps
the least remarked on of all the activities that
take place in the lab. Indeed, there is no estab-
lished definition of what constitutes good
scientific mentoring. This article attempts to
remedy that situation, drawing on the evi-
dence from competitions for Nature's awards.
These are held on a national or regional basis,
with the most recent taking place last year,
when the focus was on Australasia. Previous
competitions have been held in the United
Kingdom, and the next competition will be
in South Africa (see www.nature.com/nature/
mentoringawards/southafrica/index.html).
The response to the competition in Aus-
tralasia was remarkable, with more than 70
groups of `mentees' submitting their achieve-

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle
Aris, John P. - Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Florida
Carmichael, Owen - Computer Science Department, University of California, Davis
Maoz, Shahar - Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering