Dimensions, July/August 2017—Inspiring Growth Through Mentoring

IN THIS ISSUE July/August 2017 The science center and museum field tends to be very supportive and collaborative. There are many stories of individuals and institutions mentoring one another, passing along knowledge and resources, and helping the field as a whole to grow and move forward. These mentoring relationships can be much more intricate than …

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The Mentor and the Protégé: What, Who, and How?

By Julie I. Johnson From Dimensions July/August 2017 Mentoring is about establishing and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships, either face-to-face or virtually. The format of a mentoring relationship can vary widely. We are most familiar with the traditional one-on-one format, in which a senior person mentors a junior person. Other forms of mentoring are reverse mentoring (junior mentors senior), …

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Q&A with Emily Graslie: Science, Art, Curiosity, and The Brain Scoop

Interviewed by Andrea Appleton This interview appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Dimensions magazine. Emily Graslie has a pretty cool job. She is chief curiosity correspondent for Chicago’s Field Museum. She landed the position through her YouTube Channel, The Brain Scoop, in which she explores scientific topics with a disarming inquisitiveness. Graslie spoke with …

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