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Got ideas about mentorship in research? They could win you up to $1,900. The MIT School of Science and MIT REFS are looking for creative visual designs that promote good mentorship in research. The contest, called the Poster Contest for Mentorship in Research, is open to MIT students, postdoctoral associates, faculty, affiliates, and all staff. The posters should be about promoting good mentorship in research (broadly defined), and the submissions will be open from January 5-February 15, 2010. All eligible designs will be posted on our website, and the MIT community will be able to view and vote on their favorites in three categories: best mentoring message, best visual, and best overall meme. The winners will receive $400 each. Three top prizes ($1,500, $750, and $500) will be awarded by a panel of judges to designs from the school of science. The judging panel includes Janet Conrad, professor of physics; Emery Brown, professor of heath sciences and technology, of computational neuroscience, and Zapol professor of anaesthesia; John Essigmann, Leich professor of chemistry and biological engineering; and Phillip Sharp, institute professor of biology. The winners will be announced at a Gala event in March. Please see the official rules for complete details.