As some of you may already be aware, this summer the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is launching NeurOnLine, a new members-only online community where you can share great science, network, forge collaborations, and keep in touch—anytime, anywhere—within a trusted forum. NeurOnLine’s content and discussions will be generated by members, for members—making your involvement key to its success. Designed to engage members at all career levels, NeurOnLine will keep you plugged in to the global SfN member community.
To ensure members are encouraged to engage in online conversation around the science as well as career and professional development issues, the Society is seeking volunteers to serve as community “champions<http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=NOL_champions>.” (SfN earlier sent members a call for champions in scientific areas of expertise, and those selected have been notified.) You are now being invited to help champion a separate community for neuroscience education and training or one of the other communities dedicated to various SfN member constituencies: students (undergraduate and graduate), postdocs, junior/pre-tenure faculty, senior scientists, and diversity.
Champions will be selected based on a brief application<http://www.sfn.org/forms/neurOnlineChamp.aspx> indicating interest and tasked to “feed” the online conversation through posting topics for discussion, commenting on a discussion, and monitoring trends in topics. See the full description of the champion role HERE<http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=NOL_champions>.
The application takes just a few minutes to complete. In the drop-down menu for community types, please select “neuroscience education and training,” although you are welcome to select from among the other communities listed, if you would prefer. Please also share this e-mail with your students and colleagues who might be interested. Applications are due by April 29, 2011, 5:00 p.m. EST.
Join the conversation and help jumpstart the SfN online community by applying<http://www.sfn.org/forms/neurOnlineChamp.aspx> today to become a NeurOnLine champion!
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