Members of the planetary science community are invited to participate in the acclaimed e-mentoring program MentorNet. Both mentors and mentees (protégés) can take advantage of this program, which provides a detailed matching algorithm, and guides for getting the most out of a mentoring relationship. This is an opportunity to participate in professional development activities with other DPS members throughout the year. The program is very flexible, mentors and protégés always have options when being paired, and they mutually decide on the frequency of communication during the recommended four month mentoring cycle (with the option to renew or select a new mentor/mentee at the end of the cycle).

We are seeking both mentors and protégés to sign up in spring 2015.  At this point in time we particularly need mentors! Anyone can be a mentor or a protégé at any stage of their career. To create a profile and select “Division of Planetary Sciences” as your affiliation (even if you are not an official member), visit: http://MentorNet.net

The required online training takes ~30 minutes, but can be done in sections. This assures that mentors and protégés start off with similar expectations about the mentoring relationship.

Contact Kelsi Singer (ksinger@boulder.swri.edu) or Karly Pitman (pitman@spacescience.org) with questions or for more info.​