International Society of Biomechanics
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Researcher Mentor

The purpose of the Researcher-Student mentoring program is to bring together biomechanics students and established biomechanists in order to enhance the knowledge and technological skills of young biomechanists and help to shape the next generation of the finest biomechanists and biomechanics research.

Research mentors must be an ISB member, a research scientist or a postdoctoral fellow. To become an ISB member, please visit the Membership page. Please read the information at the bottom of the page on how to sign up to become a mentor.

Research mentors will assist student members by agreeing to:

  • Allow occasional communication over the phone or emails.
  • Answer questions and discuss topics in biomechanics, especially the mentor’s area of interest.

Optional/suggested assistance provided by research mentors:

  • Provide students with information about fellowships or internships offered by the mentor or mentor's department.
  • Review manuscripts and proposals in confidence.
  • Optional: Allow students to visit the mentor's laboratory for short periods of time that would be convenient for both the student and the mentor. These visits should be for training purposes such as learning new methods or techniques in specific areas of biomechanics.

Mentor assistance is not limited to the above recommendations nor are all of the above recommendations required by the mentor. The nature or purpose of the mentoring relationship should be discussed and agreed upon before mentoring begins.

Student Mentor

The purpose of the Student-Student Mentoring Program is to establish relationships and share experiences with other students in the field.

Student mentors must be an ISB member, a graduate student or a postdoctoral fellow. To become an ISB member, please visit the Membership page. Please read the information at the bottom of the page on how to sign up to become a mentor.

A Student Mentor will assist student members by agreeing to:

  • Allow communication over the phone or emails
  • Writing abstracts or award application materials
  • Translating abstracts or other written materials into the language required by the conference
  • Be a guide to students attending his or her first conference
  • Give advice, recommendations and tips about traveling to other countries

Student Mentors assisting students traveling to other countries will:

  • Answer as best as possible any questions posted by the mentee that will help him/her to better prepare for the overseas visit.
  • Provide information about the safety of the country/city to visit, housing, transportation, food, and others as requested by the mentee.
  • Provide any other information or advice that the student mentor would consider important in visiting the specific region (housing, transportation, culture shock, do’s and don’ts, etc).

Student mentors are also eligible to simultaneously participate in the Researcher-Student Mentoring Program as a mentee.

How to Become a Mentor

All mentors must be current ISB members. To become an ISB member, please visit the Membership page.

Research mentors must be an ISB member, a research scientist or a postdoctoral fellow. To become an ISB member, please visit the Membership page. Please read the information at the bottom of the page on how to sign up to become a mentor.

Student mentors must be an ISB member, a graduate student or a postdoctoral fellow. To become an ISB member, please visit the Membership page. Please read the information at the bottom of the page on how to sign up to become a mentor.

In order to sign up to become a Researcher or Student Mentor, please follow these instructions:

  1. Login to the ISB website. Under “My Profile" on top right
  2. Click on the Edit button to update your profile
  3. Click on the mentoring tab
  4. Select the type of mentor you would like to become
  5. Complete research interests information

If you have any questions or suggestions about the program, please contact the ISB student representative:

Melissa Boswell

Student Representative

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The purpose of the Researcher-Student Mentoring Program is to bring together biomechanics students and established biomechanists in order to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and technological skills of young biomechanists
  • Provide biomechanics students with the guidance and tools necessary to achieve a successful professional career
  • Help to shape the next generation of the finest biomechanists and biomechanics research

A Researcher mentor will be able to assist student members by:

  • Allowing occasional communication over the phone or emails.
  • Answer questions and discuss topics in biomechanics, especially the mentor’s area of interest.
  • Allow students to visit the mentor's laboratory for short periods of time that would be convenient for both the student and the mentor. These visits should be for training purposes such as learning new methods or techniques in specific areas of biomechanics.
  • Provide students with information about fellowships or internships offered by the mentor or mentor's department.
  • Review manuscripts and proposals in confidence.

Mentor assistance is not limited to the above recommendations nor are all of the above recommendations required by the mentor. The nature or purpose of the mentoring relationship should be discussed and agreed upon before mentoring begins.

In order to participate in this program as a MENTEE you must be a graduate student, a research assistant or postdoctoral fellow. Students participating in the Student-Student Mentoring Program as mentors or mentees are also eligible to participate in the Researcher-Student Mentoring Program as mentees.

In order to participate in this program as a MENTOR, please click here to review the list of requirements and responsibilities for Researcher Mentors.

You must be an ISB member to enter the Mentoring Program! If you are not an ISB member yet, you can become one NOW at the Membership page.

Requesting a Mentor

In order to request a mentor, first search the mentor list page for those who have signed up to participate in the program. Next, email the individual to request if they are able to take you on as a mentee. If there is not a mentor for your area of interest, please contact the student representative to assist you with finding a mentor.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the program, please contact the ISB student representative at 

Melissa Boswell

ISB Student Representative

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The purpose of the Student-Student Mentoring Program is to establish relationships and share experiences with other students in the field. Student mentors will be able to provide the following assistance to other students:

  • Writing abstracts or award application materials
  • Translating abstracts or other written materials into the language required by the conference
  • Be a guide to students attending his or her first conference
  • Give advice, recommendations and tips about traveling to other countries

ISB student members who are granted the ISB International Travel Grant, and subsequently visiting other countries, may seek a student mentor residing in those countries. This student-student interaction prior to your traveling will help you to:

  • Allow communication over the phone or emails.
  • Answer as best as possible any questions posted by the mentee that will help him/her to better prepare for the overseas visit.
  • Provide information about the safety of the country/city to visit, housing, transportation, food, and others as requested by the mentee.
  • Provide any other information or advice that the student mentor would consider important in visiting the specific region.
  • Potentially obtain information, from the student's perspective, about biomechanics research at the institution you are visiting. We know that our experience as students may allow us to have a different outlook from our professors and mentors, which could be helpful and interesting to other students.
  • Gain knowledge about the region and prepare ahead of time for do's and don'ts, cultural shock, and some other events that are involved when visiting other countries and cultures.
  • Acquire advice about affordable and convenient housing, best methods of transportation, food prices and any other information that we, students, will find helpful when visiting a new place or country.
  • Potentially find another ISB student who shares your native language and culture, resulting in a better chance to obtain all the information you consider important from someone who you can actually relate to.

Mentor assistance is not limited to the above recommendations nor are all of the above recommendations required by the mentor. The nature or purpose of the mentoring relationship should be discussed and agreed upon before mentoring begins.

In order to participate in this program as a MENTEE you must be a graduate student, a research assistant or postdoctoral fellow. Students participating in the Student-Student Mentoring Program as mentors or mentees are also eligible to participate in the Researcher-Student Mentoring Program as mentees.

In order to participate in this program as a MENTOR, please click here to review the list of requirements and responsibilities of Student Mentors.

You must be an ISB member to enter the Mentoring Program! If you are not an ISB member yet, you can become one NOW at the Membership page.

Requesting a Mentor

In order to request a mentor, first search the mentor list page for those who have signed up to participate in the program. Next, email the individual to request if they are able to take you on as a mentee. If there is not a mentor residing in the country in which you are traveling, please contact the student representative to assist you with finding a mentor.

You may also post requests for assistance from other students in the Student Section of the ISB website or in the Facebook group for student members.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the program, please contact the ISB student representative.

Melissa Boswell

Student Representative

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The International Society of Biomechanics is dedicated to promote and facilitate both the academic and personal development of young biomechanists around the world. In this effort, we introduce the ISB Mentoring Program. There are two mentoring options available for ISB student members:

If you are interested in becoming a MENTEE, please click on the above links to find more information about each program.

If you are interested in becoming a MENTOR, please click here to review the list of requirements and responsibilities for each program.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the program, please contact the ISB student representative 

Melissa Boswell

ISB Student Representative

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Link to directory filtered to show all active mentors: here

Link to directory filtered to show all active student mentors: here

This page will provide you with a list of available mentors. You may search for a mentor by:

  • Type of mentor you are seeking (Researcher or Student)
  • Research Interests
  • Location (if you prefer a mentor from a particular institution or part of the world)

Search for a mentor by reviewing the list of mentors below. Once you find your mentor, email him or her expressing your interest to begin mentoring.

To sign up to become a MENTOR, please click here to review the list of requirements and responsibilities for mentors. Instructions to sign up are listed at the end of the Mentor Responsibilities page.

If you cannot find a mentor that meets your needs (i.e. area of interest or country), please contact the student representative to assist with your search.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the program, please contact the ISB student representative:

Kelsey Collins

Student Representative

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