In the JRC mentorship program, we match young researchers from the JRC
community with experienced and committed mentors from the ITRL network.
The Junior Research Community of ITRL, or JRC, is a group of young researchers who study "sustainable transportation systems" from various perspectives, ranging from socio-technical system thinking to the development of automation software and robotics. It is mainly made up of Ph.D. students, but postdocs and research engineers are also there. JRC's goal is to establish a strong networking channel and encourage research collaborations (to effectuate ITRL’s aim of integrated research).
The mentorship program consists at least four individual mentor meetings, as well as a kick-off and final session with all program participants. You will be paired with one or two mentee depending on your availability and will agree with them on scheduling and planning for these meetings.
In this program, you will be able to assist young researchers in their professional development and future career paths by sharing your own professional experiences and knowledge. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to look at things from a fresh perspective and expand your network by connecting with other transportation professionals and becoming a part of the JRC mentorship community.
On May 17th, the JRC Mentorship Program kicked off with a group of talented mentors and mentees. We matched young researchers from the JRC community with experienced and committed mentors from the ITRL network in this program. Mentors will assist young researchers in their professional development and future career paths by sharing their own professional experiences and knowledge. The one-year program includes several individual mentor meetings as well as a final session with all program participants to share their experiences and outcomes.