Master Plant Science Team: a Sponsored Opportunity for Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Researchers
Applications are not being accepted at this time, but please check again during the summer of 2018 for applications for the 2018-2019 year!
Are you a graduate student or post-doctoral researcher interested in a chance to get involved and trained in K-12 outreach? Would you like to mentor student research teams, without ever leaving your desk? Do you have the time to commit to mentor 2-3 teams in BOTH the Fall and Spring PlantingScience Sessions?
Discover the rewards:
- Free annual society membership
- Reduced annual meeting fees
- Support of a mentor cohort
What are the expectations of the Master Plant Science Team members?
- One year commitment (~2 hours per week time commitment when sessions are active)
- Mentor 2-3 teams in fall and spring
- Communicate ~3 times per week when teams are active
- Connect with classroom teacher as appropriate
- Provide feedback to staff and mentor team
- Potentially serve as a liaison for one teacher
Interested members of the Master Plant Science Team may also participate in field-testing of new curricular modules, shadowing student experiments, communicating with teachers and module authors, and providing feedback on module materials and development.
Sponsorship is provided by the following partner societies:
- Botanical Society of America sponsors graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Download BSA brochure
- American Society of Plant Biologists sponsors graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Download ASPB brochure
- Canadian Botanical Association/L'Association Botanique du Canada sponsors graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Download CBA-ABC brochure
- Ecological Society of America sponsors graduate students only. Download ESA brochure
Please be prepared to indicate which Society you’d like to sponsor you and to provide:
- Your complete contact information
- A paragraph describing your interests/reasons for wanting to join the mentoring team
- A brief list of your previous mentoring and outreach experience
- What probing questions or comments from you as an online mentor might help guide an example team to think critically about their research ideas?