|Friday, February 21|
Fri, Feb 21, 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Mentoring Program Reflections with Panel Discussion (302833)Olawale Awe, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY
Dhuly Chowdhury, RTI International
Felicia Hardnett, CDC
Lillian Lin, CDC
David Morganstein, Westat, Inc.
*Eric Vance, Virginia Tech
The ASA Committee on Applied Statisticians was recently awarded ASA funding to develop a mentoring program for applied statisticians. The pilot will allow an opportunity to test and modify the program before its full scale launch in late 2014. The primary goal is to connect mentors and mentees, promoting individual development through the pairing. We will first introduce this mentoring program, the resources available to applied statisticians who want to become mentors or mentees, and preliminary survey results captured three months into this mentoring pilot program. Several ideas will be presented to the audience for building a successful mentoring relationship. Attendees will hear these ideas expanded in the following panel discussion.
With active participation from the audience, the panel—consisting of three mentor-mentee pairs from industry, academia, and government—will then discuss what mentoring strategies have been successful, what makes the mentoring relationship continue to work, what they have gained from this experience, what has not worked, and some of the lessons learned through the mentoring process.