This fall, NRMN participated in three conferences, where we engaged and connected with students, researchers, and faculty in various areas of the STEMM fields. Our team members were able to give presentations on mentorship, along with chatting and video calling attendees to provide information on what we do.
In October, our first conference of the season was SACNAS’ National Diversity in STEM Conference. Damaris Javier and Katie Stinson gave a presentation on The Power of Being a Mentee, as the attendees had an important discussion on what mentoring means to them. The rest of our team members connected with attendees at other presentations and our virtual booth.
Next up came the 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar in early November. At this virtual conference, all our team members enjoyed chatting with everyone who had questions about our mission of mentoring and our virtual platform, MyNRMN. We also were able to set up video meetings for those who wanted a deep dive into certain topics surrounding NRMN including ways to partner with us.
Finally, we ended the conference season with the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Damaris and Katie once again participated in a presentation on mentoring, focusing on the responsibilities of mentors and mentees and how mentoring relationships promote diversity in the STEMM fields. We made sure to include all our resources in our virtual booth, and we were excited to see that many conference attendees visited our website and signed up for MyNRMN.
If you recently joined the NRMN community from one of the conferences we attended, welcome! We’re so glad to have you as part of our community of mentors and mentees. To get yourself familiar with what we do, browse through our website and head over to my.nrmnet.net to start getting connected with the rest of our community on MyNRMN.