Conference / Symposium

Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science: Discussions on Getting the Most Out of a Challenging Career

Sponsored by Stanford Office of Graduate Education, BioAIMS, SBSA, and the Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education

When

Monday, May 16, 2016
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Where

Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, 291 Campus Drive West
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(650) 721-3081

This event is open to:
Everyone

Admission
Free

Event Details:

Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science:
Discussions On Getting the Most Out of a Challenging Career

As graduate students and postdocs, we have chosen an important and exciting yet challenging profession. Periods of thrilling discovery punctuate stretches of stress and grueling work. A healthy work-life balance between can often be difficult to maintain. The pressures of publication and competition weigh heavily. How can we glean insight into successful approaches to these complex issues? Who better to learn from than some of the most respected scientists in academia?

The goal of the symposium is to bring high-profile, thoughtful researchers to speak to students and postdocs on subjects that aren't addressed often enough but are crucial to our development and well-being as scientists. Each speaker (list follows) will highlight one or more of the themes below as a starting point to describing a set of philosophies and approaches to science. This concept has been adapted from a similar event at UC Berkeley's campus.

  • Perseverance
  • Success
  • Inspiration
  • Competition
  • Community/Open Access
  • Impact
  • Balance
  • Prejudice

Speakers

  • Ami Bhatt - Assistant Professor - Stanford University Department of Hematology and Genetics
  • Arlene Blum - Executive Director - The Green Science Policy Institute
  • Pat Brown - CEO and Founder - Impossible Foods
  • Peter Kim - Professor - Stanford University Department of Biochemistry
  • Sarah Stanley - Assistant Professor - UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Tim Stearns - Professor - Stanford University Department of Biology
  • Julie Theriot - Professor - Stanford University Department of Biochemistry

This event brought to you by BioAIMS, SBSA, and the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.

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