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Goals: This program will offer inclusive, LGBTQ+ friendly mentoring to members of the APS DPP Pride community, aimed at professional development and support.
Additionally, the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE) is partnering with DPP Pride to provide mentoring opportunities for early career investigators in plasma physics and engineering. Please feel free to take advantage of these mentoring opportunities both here through DPP Pride and through MIPSE here.
Participants: The program is open to all members of the APS DPP Pride community, including but not limited to those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, non-binary, or asexual/aromantic.
If you would like to be mentored, please fill out this form:
If you are interested in being a mentor, please contact us at: email@example.com
We will help you set up a mentoring plan, which will provide structure such as frequency of meetings and goals, tailored to your needs and preferences. This mentoring plan will help us monitor the success of this program.
Benefits: both mentees and mentors will help build an inclusive Pride community within APS DPP. Additionally,
Confidentiality: There is an expectation of confidentiality in all communication between mentors and mentees. No information may be shared from any communication without explicit permission from the other party unless there is a concern of imminent harm to oneself or others.
Accountability: Mentors and mentees will be expected to agree to a code of conduct outlining acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Regular surveys of mentors and mentees will be used to evaluate outcomes.
Elizabeth Merritt (she/her) is a bisexual woman and a staff Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is an experimental scientist specializing in high-energy-density hydrodynamics and turbulence, and inertial confinement fusion. Most of her current work is at large laser facilities like the NIF, but she also has a background in smaller-scale, pulsed power facilities.
Archie Bott (he/him) is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the University of Oxford. His research interests include collisionless/weakly collisional plasma dynamics, plasma turbulence, plasma dynamo processes, and laboratory astrophysics.
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