Broadening Participation Committee

The Broadening Participation Committee is coordinating a meeting mentorship program, in which junior SICB attendees will be matched to a more experienced student, post-doc or faculty member, who can provide networking opportunities, tips for getting the most out of the meeting, and general career advice. Mentors and mentees will be asked to contact each other before the meeting, to attend several talk/poster sessions or social events together during the meeting, and to contact each other after the meeting. If you are interested in potentially serving as a meeting mentor and/or mentee at the 2018 meeting, please check read the attached guidelines for mentors and mentees.

If you are willing and able to participate in the program as described in the guidelines, please fill out the following short survey by Sunday, December 17th to allow us to make the best possible matches between mentors and mentees:

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Thank you for your interest in the BP Meeting Mentorship Program!

The goal of the BP committee is to increase the diversity of SICB and the field of integrative biology at all career stages, in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, ability/disability, and socioeconomic background.

Broadening Participation Travel Awards are intended to allow students, post-docs, and faculty members from a variety of underrepresented groups to attend the SICB annual meeting, by helping to defray the costs of travel, lodging, and registration.


Stacey Combes
Chair, SICB Broadening Participation Committee
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616