WISE Graduate/Post-doctoral Professional Development Workshops
Fall 2013 Schedules for the Grad/Postdoc Professional Development Workshop Series are now online!
Optimizing Your Scientific Talk and Q&A
The benefits of being able to conduct an exceptional scientific talk cannot be overstated. Exceptional speakers not only inspire other scientists, but also advance their networking, education and career goals and receive awards, future invitations to speak and coveted job offers. But an exceptional talk does not end with the last slide; a speaker must also be able to conduct an exceptional Q&A. After all, it is the way a presenter handles questions that best demonstrates his or her confidence, knowledge and understanding of the subject. Furthermore, engaging Q&A sessions often lead to fruitful collaborations and enhance the professional network of the speaker. This workshop will enable participants to enhance both their presentation skills and their ability to conduct an effective Q&A.
Facilitator:Jennifer Streeter, M.D./ Ph.D. Candidate Kale Bongers, M.D./Ph.D. Candidate Medical Scientist Training Program, Carver College of Medicine
Date& Time:Monday, October 7, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. *Please feel free to bring your lunch during this session.
Location:Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (MERF)*
Developing a Teaching Philosophy in the Sciences & Engineering
As part of the application for a tenure-track faculty position in the sciences and engineering, it is now becoming standard practice to require a teaching philosophy statement from applicants. This workshop provides an overview of the essential content of a teaching philosophy as well as specific strategies for developing one. Seminar participants will have an opportunity to draft a philosophy statement and received structured feedback from peers through ICON.
Facilitator:Dr. Carolyn Colvin, Associate Professor, Language, Literacy, and Culture Program, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education
Date & Time:Wednesday, October 23, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:University Capitol Centre*
Writing a Successful Research Grant Proposal
This workshop provides an overview of the process required to complete a grant proposal, from identification of appropriate funding sources to submission for review. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss strategies on a variety or special topics, such as data management, recruitment, measurement, and sample size/ power issues.
Facilitator:Dr. Deborah Dawson, Director of the Biostatistics Unit, College of Dentistry; Professor, Depts. of Pediatric Dentistry, Preventive and Community Dentistry, and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics
Date & Time:Wednesdays, November 6 and 20, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:Dental Science Building *
*Registration for each workshop will become available three weeks prior to the event date. Specific meeting room location will be sent to registrants upon completion of the registration. The series is open to and prioritized for female and female-identified doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in the specific departments and programs WISE serves. Secondary registration is open to female and female-identified masters level students in the eligible departments. For a list of specific eligible departments, please clinic here.
About the Grad/Post Doc Professional Development Workshop Series
Many issues facing graduate and post-doctoral women in STEM disciplines today mirror those facing men. Women in STEM disciplines, however, also face distinctly different challenges. The WISE Grad/Post Doc Professional Development Workshop Series provides programs which address both general and gender-specific issues. Sample topics include:
- Developing a research statements
- Negotiating a first tenure-track position
- Working with grants and journal submission reviewers
WISE programs go a step beyond just providing information, to creating a forum for women to address these issues with other similarly-situated women. In addition, certain topics are addressed specifically to acknowledge the experiences women in STEM may face. Workshops are kept small (typically no more than 16 participants) to provide for a high level of interaction among participants and create an environment to support open dialogue. In addition, each program is structured as a two-part series with related "homework" required between the meetings, allowing participants to being putting into action the skills being learned.
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For more information about the Grad/Post Doc Professional Development Workshop Series, please contact Angel Cheng at firstname.lastname@example.org.