The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Past Semester - Spring 2015

students in discussion at poster session
Past Events for students to introduce a variety of science-based careers

Past Events from Spring 2015

 
The Center for Science Advocacy, a student group, (snack sponsored by MCIBS), is hosting:
Amanda Wintersteen of the Office of Governmental Affairs 
"Science Policy 101: how science funding is allocated, the basic structure of congressional offices, and opportunities for informing and developing policy" 
Jan. 19th at 3.30PM in W201 MSC
 
RSVP (for food planning) to: pennstatecsa@gmail.com

 

David Lenze, Smeal College of Business 

"Telling Your Story: Personal Branding" - Learn how to make a positive, memorable, professional impact when talking with graduate/professional school and industry representatives 

January 21, 5:45-6:45 PM 

104 Thomas Building 

 

Dr. Anand Iyer will be coming to give a seminar both on his current science and on career paths for PhD students. On top of his PhD in BMMB, Dr. Iyer also obtained his law degree in intellectual property. He has been an academic (University of Illinois) but also vice-president for research at Wyeth Labs.  He will be here on Thursday, January 22nd and will give 2 seminars entitled:

 

The first at 11:15am in 101 Althouse will be on his current research/venture: 

"Guided Tissue Regeneration: BSI's solution using 3D Printing, Stem Cells and Growth Factors"

 

The second seminar for graduate students will be held in 301D Life Sciences starting at 1:30pm with light refreshments:

"Getting on the Right Career Path: Options for Life Science Graduates"

 

 

Trisha Agrawal, Ph. D., Patent Agent,  Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati PC, New York City, NY

“Intellectual Property: An Unexpected Career Choice” 

Friday, 23 January 2015,  127 Noll Laboratory, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 
 
Abstract: Are you on the path to getting that ever-elusive Ph.D.? What are you going to do after you reach that pinnacle of academic success? I knew what I didn’t want to do after I got my Ph.D.: work at the bench. While performing scientific experiments certainly had its exciting moments, I knew that basic science research was not the ideal career path for me. I chose to pursue a career in intellectual property, which has allowed me to use my scientific knowledge to help biotechnology start-ups get their first patent. This patent can prove to be a valuable business tool for biotechnology start-ups for their growth and ability to bring products to people in need. I hope to show you, using my own and my classmates’ examples, that there are many non-traditional career options for scientists to explore.
 
Series: Noll Physiological Research Seminar
Host: Department of Kinesiology (865-7575)
Contact:  Donna Korzick at dhk102@psu.edu.

 

 

Phyllis Scott, Geisinger Health System 

"Navigating the Career Fair" 

January 28, 5:45-6:45 PM 

104 Thomas Building 

 
 
 
"Applying for Academic Jobs" - Free Workshop at Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
 
Participants will learn about the job search timeline and suggestions for preparing early. Graduate students of any year and post-docs are welcome to attend this workshop led by Senior Research Associate and Instructional Consultant Kathy Jackson and Graduate Consultants Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman.
 
Time and Location: Thursday, January 29   1:00pm-2:15pm at 315 Rider Building
                                Monday, February 2   1:00pm-2:15pm at 7A Sparks.
 
 

 

Beth Walsh, a science liaison for the American Association of Immunologists, and former PSU graduate student.

Beth Walsh will be giving an informal talk on her career path and alternative careers for PhDs.

The talk will be on January 30th from 3:30-5 PM in W-257 Millenium Sciences Complex. 

 

 

“The Science of Team Science” with Holly Falk-Krzesinski

Thursday, February 5th from 1-2:15 PM in 127 Noll Laboratory. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is the Vice President of Global Academic & Research Relations with Elsevier. This talk will be followed by a panel discussion on “Team Science and Convergence” from 2:30-3:30 PM in 127 Noll Laboratory. 

 

 

Dr. Ryan Cirz, Associate Director of Biology at Achaogen

Dr. Ryan Cirz, Associate Director of Biology at Achaogen and a member of the Biotechnology Industry Advisory Board for the Masters of Biotechnology Program in the Huck, will be the guest lecturer for IBIOS 571 this Friday, February 6th from 3:35-5:30 PM. Dr. Cirz will be giving a case study of Achaogen and also talk about professional and career-related topics with a Q&A session. Dr. Loida Escote-Carlson has opened up this session to students not already taking the class. There are limited seats available, so if you are interested in attending, please contact Carrie Lewis (crl5066@psu.edu). Seats will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

 

"Walk-in Resume Review" 

February 9, 9 AM - 1 PM 

112 Ritenour Building 

 

 

"Science Networking Reception" 

February 9, 5-6:15 PM 

Gateway to the Life Sciences 

 

Visit with employers in an informal atmosphere to learn about the various career opportunities available to math and science students. This is a great way to reinforce interest in those employers who are also attending the Spring Career Fair Days. 

The following employers will be attending: Actuated Medical, Brenntag North America, Epic, Exelon Generation, Geisinger Health, Indigo Biosciences, Lab Support, MPI Research, Mylan, Peace Corps, Teach for America, and VWR International. Most are accepting resumes. 

Dress is business casual. Exclusive to Penn Staters, so please bring your PSU ID. Light refreshments will be served. 

This event is sponsored by the Penn State Science Career and International Education Office. For more information, please call 814 - 865 - 5000 or email career@science.psu.edu

 

RSVP: http://bit.ly/psusciencejobs 

 
 

"Spring Career Fair: Technical Day" 

February 10, 11 AM - 4 PM 

Bryce Jordan Center 

 

Dr. Paul Silvis 

February 11th from 4-6 PM in 110 Wartik

Dr. Paul Silvis will be giving a seminar to provide his perspectives on topics ranging from entrepreneurship and styles of leadership to the opportunities provided by an education in science and technology on February 11th from 4-6 PM in 110 Wartik. Dr. Silvis is a SMEAL executive MBA graduate, founder and former CEO of Restek Corporation, and founder and current CEO of SilcoTek Corporation. He also serves as Vice Chair for Penn State's Board of Trustees and was previously an Advisory Board member for Schreyer Institute for Innovation and Learning. After the session, there will be a short question and answer period followed by a reception with food and drink. 

 

This event is hosted by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Spring 2015 class of IBIOS 590 as part of the Beacons of Biotechnology Seminars.

 
 
 

Brad Woods - Research Ethics Educator, Educational Programs, Office for Research Protections

“Say that again? A discussion concerning self-plagiarism” 

Thursday, February 12 102 Kern Graduate Building 1-2:30 PM 

*Pre-registration required at www.research.psu.edu/training 

 

 

Michael Alley - Associate Professor, Engineering and Communication 

“Presenting your scientific research” 

Wednesday, February 18 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Bennett Pierce Living Center (110 Henderson) 

Workshop is for professional development only – SARI@PSU credit is NOT available. 

*Pre-registration required at www.research.psu.edu/training 

 

 

"Crossing Over: A Construct for Career Development"  with Dr. Guru Madhavan

Wednesday, February 18th from 4:15-5:30 PM in 110 Wartik.   Dr. Guru Madhavan is a researcher and Senior Program Officer for the National Academy of Sciences.

 

This event is hosted by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Spring 2015 class of IBIOS 590 as part of the Beacons of Biotechnology Seminars.

 

 

“Academic Writing for Multilingual Writers” with Shakil Rabbi

Wednesday, February 18th from 6-8 PM in 112 Walker Building. This workshop will discuss some of the more common obstacles faced by non-native and multilingual speakers as they adapt to the conventions of academic written English. It will be divided into two sections: a discussion of the rhetorical strategies and tools to address common problems in terms of grammar, organization, and style, and a peer review session as a way to practice the strategies outlined in the lecture. Participants are encouraged to bring two copies of an example of writing in their fields and two copies of one of their own works to workshop. 

 

This workshop is part of the Spring 2015 Graduate Workshops on Writing. To sign up for individual workshops, please go online to: : https://secure.gradsch.psu.edu/registrations/writing/

 

 

 

"Coping with Challenging Situations in Class" with Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman, Graduate Consultants

Thursday February 19th from 1-2:15 PM in 315 Rider Building OR Monday, February 23rd from 1-2:15 PM in 7A Sparks Building. This session will help you learn about the processes for anticipating and dealing with challenges with students in your class. This event  is hosted by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence as part of the Graduate Student Training Series. Registration is required for this event. Please visit:http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events?category=Graduate%20Student%...

 
 
 

Michael Alley - Associate Professor, Engineering and Communication 

“Writing articles about your scientific research” 

Wednesday, February 25 2 PM - 5 PM Bennett Pierce Living Center (110 Henderson) 

Workshop is for professional development only – SARI@PSU credit is NOT available. 

*Pre-registration required at www.research.psu.edu/training 

 

 

"Writing a Teaching Philosophy: First Steps" with Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman, Graduate Consultants

Thursday February 26th from 1-2:15 PM in 315 Rider Building

OR

Monday, March 2nd from 1-2:15 PM in 7A Sparks Building. This interactive workshop is designed to help you begin articulating and developing your statement of teaching philosophy. This event  is hosted by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence as part of the Graduate Student Training Series. Registration is required for this event. Please visit: http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events?category=Graduate%20Student%...

 

 

 

"Non-Traditional Career Tracks" with Lauren Kaskiel, GlaxoSmithKline 

February 26, 5:45 - 6:45 PM 

101 Osmond 

Lauren Kaskiel, Alliance Director, Worldwide Business Development, GlaxoSmithKline.  Business, quality and regulatory affairs, intellectual property and law, plus sales and marketing are some of the career areas that will be addressed. This event is part of the Spring 2015 Science and Math Professional Development Seminar Series hosted by the Eberly College of Science Career and International Education Office.

For more details please visit: http://science.psu.edu/cie/events/non-traditional-career-tracks

 

 

 

 

“Panel Discussion on Non-Academic Careers”  with Eberly College of Science alumni

Saturday, February 28th at 3:30 PM in the Boardroom (lower ground floor) of the Nittany Lion Inn  

12 Eberly College of Science alumni who are at various stages of their careers in science-related industry and agencies who will be answering questions about their experience working outside of academia.

RSVP link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DYDYST3

This event is hosted by the Eberly College of Science and the Biology Department.

 

Panelist Biographies: 

 

Donna Marron graduated from Penn State with a BS in Biology in 1987 and obtained a Masters Degree in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. Since 1988 has worked for Merck Research Laboratories, starting in the pathology laboratory, moving to Regulatory Affairs in product labeling and adverse experience reporting, then on to her current position in Research Compliance 

 

Cathy Vrentas completed postdoctoral research in infectious diseases at the USDA in Ames, Iowa, and the NIH in Bethesda, MD before taking an appointment as a professor at Frostburg State University. 

 

Donald May received his BS in chemistry with a minor in secondary education from Case Western Reserve University in 1977 and his Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) from Penn State in 1982. He has worked at DuPont since 1984 and is currently responsible for product development for Tedlar (p-vinyl fluoride) films. 

 

Joe Flasher graduated from Penn State with a degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics and University of Colorado with a masters degree in computational astrophysics. He has since been working in software development. 

 

Josh Yoder received a PhD in virology from Harvard and has been working in a small biotech company developing and characterizing novel insulin analogs. 

 

Ishu Rao has been working as an electophysiologist since 2003. 

 

Julie Phillippi is a PhD cell biologist and is currently an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Pittsburgh. 

 

Bill Flood is an alumnus of PSU and Penn State College of Medicine. Following work as a clinical oncologists, he is currently working for eviti/Nanthealth providing decision support to oncologists, payers, and patients regarding quality and cancer bioinformatics. 

 

Heather Erdman works as Consumer Safety Officer for the Food and Drug Administration and has worked in research and development, sales and marketing for drugs and vaccines. 

 

Tony Filiano is currently a post-doctoral fellow at University of Virginia investigating molecular mechanisms which lead to memory and behavioral deficits in Alzheimer’s disease, depression and autism using mouse models. 

 

Christ Hasenkopf is an American Institute of Physics State Department Science Fellow and works on projects that connect US and developing country scientists. 

 

Aaron Davidson works for Roche Diagnostics as a Field Application Specialist. His work involves technical installation and training of hospital and reference laboratory clinical chemistry analyzers.

 

 

 

"Writing a Teaching Philosophy: First Steps" with Stephen Van Wert and Whitney Zimmerman, Graduate Consultants

Monday, March 2nd from 1-2:15 PM in 7A Sparks Building.

This interactive workshop is designed to help you begin articulating and developing your statement of teaching philosophy. This event  is hosted by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence as part of the Graduate Student Training Series. Registration is required for this event. Please visit: http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events?category=Graduate%20Student%...

 

 

"The Evolution of Pharmaceutical Research at the Interface of Academia and Industry" with Andrew Dahlem, Eli Lilly and Co

Wednesday, March 4th from 10-11 AM in W201 Millenium Science Complex.  Dr. Andrew Dahlem, Senior VP and COO of Eli Lilly and Co.  This seminar is part of the Bortree Lecture Series, a program offered by the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
 
For more information on Dr. Dahlem and his talk, please visit:http://vbs.psu.edu/graduateprograms/events/bortree/newsletter?utm_campai...

 

 

"Monsanto: Who Do They Think They Are?" with David Mayonado, Mosanto 

Friday, March 6th from 12:20-1:10 PM in 101 ASI Building.   David Mayonado, Technology Development Representative of Mosanto Company. This presentation is intended to provide an overview of Mosanto the company; its history, present, and future; and the motivations of its employees. Mosanto's current technical platforms and their interest in more biologically based products in the future will also be discussed. This seminar is hosted by the Department of Plant Science in the College of Agriculture as part of their Spring Seminar Series. For more information, please visit plantscience.psu.edu/events.

 

 

“Creating CVs and Resumes” with Michael Heeney

Tuesday, March 17th from 6-8 PM in 362 Willard. What are the differences between CVs and resumes? How do these documents vary between disciplines and fields? This workshop will teach strategies for creating a professionally written—yet unique— document that appeals to an admissions committee or hiring committee. We will focus on genre conventions, organization, word choice, and consistent verb usage. If you have a current resume or CV, please bring two copies to workshop. 

 

This workshop is part of the Spring 2015 Graduate Workshops on Writing. To sign up for individual workshops, please go online to: : https://secure.gradsch.psu.edu/registrations/writing/ 

 

 

 

"Enhancing Student Motivation"

Thursday, March 19th from 1-2:15 PM in 315 Rider Building OR Monday, March 23rd from 1-2:15 PM in 7A Sparks Building. Visit the link below for more details. This event  is hosted by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence as part of the Graduate Student Training Series. Registration is required for this event. Please visit:http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events?category=Graduate%20Student%...

 

 

 

"Information session with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals"

Thursday, March 19th from 6-8 PM in 121 Thomas Building. Anyone interested in working for or learning about this company is encouraged to attend! In addition to PhD and post-doc level full-time positions, they also have internships at the PhD level. This event is hosted by the Eberly College of Science.

 

 

 

"The Art & Science of Developing Personalized Medicines" with Tim Behrens, MD

Wednesday, March 25th from 4:10-5:30 PM in 110 Wartik. Dr. Behrens is the Senior Director of Human Genetics at Genentech. 

 

This event is hosted by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Spring 2015 class of IBIOS 590 as part of the Beacons of Biotechnology Seminars. 

 

Please pre-register at http://www.huck.psu.edu/content/events/beacons-of-biotechnology/register...

 

 

Dr. Bill Rote

Dr. Bill Rote, VP of Clinical Development at Ardea Biosciences, will be giving a lecture on peptide drugs on Thursday, March 26th at 10 AM in 301D Life Sciences. 

 

This lecture is sponsored through the Spring 2015 IBIOS 571 class.

 

 
 

"Facilitating Group Work in the Classroom" 

 

Thursday, March 26th from 1-2:15 PM in 315 Rider Building OR Monday, March 30th from 1-2:15 PM in 7A Sparks Building. Visit the link below for more details. This event  is hosted by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence as part of the Graduate Student Training Series. Registration is required for this event.

 

Please visit:http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events?category=Graduate%20Student%...

 

"Career Variety - Penn State Science Alumna Caryl Russo's Story" 

Thursday, March 26th from 4-5 PM in 112 Thomas Building. So many career options await students with a PSU Science degree. From working for the U.S. Congress to a biotechnology company to being Senior Vice President of Barnabus Health in New Jersey, Caryl Russo ('82 B.S. Biology) has had an amazing career path. Come learn more about her career experiences plus tips for success in the working world. This event is hosted by the Penn State Science Career and International Education Office.

 

 

Stephen Novak

Stephen Novak, Project Leader for Trait Development at Dow AgroSciences, will give a talk on Friday, March 27th at 9:30 AM in 301D Life Sciences.

 

This lecture is sponsored through the Spring 2015 IBIOS 571 class.

 

 

 

Michael Alley - Associate Professor, Engineering and Communication 

 

“Increasing your confidence in delivering a research presentation” 

 

Friday, March 27 1 PM - 4 PM Bennett Pierce Living Center (110 Henderson) 

Workshop is for professional development only – SARI@PSU credit is NOT available. 

 

*Pre-registration required at www.research.psu.edu/training

 

"Funding Biotechnology" with Janet Vergis and Dr. Eric Sharps

Saturday, March 28th at 1:30 PM in W203 Millenium Science Complex. Ever wonder how new and innovative medicines come to market? How entrepreneurs translate their cutting edge research into medicines that can save lives? It's a lot closer to an episode of Shark Tank than you might think! Learn what it takes to fund and start a biotech company from two PSU alumni who have each spent over 27 years in the industry (and counting) at this interactive seminar! Janet Vergis is the Executive Advisor for Water Street Healthcare Partners (formerly with Warburg Pincus, OraPharma, Johnson and Johnson, and Janssen Pharmaceutica), and Dr. Eric Sharps is the Founder of FourSquare Partners (formerly with Berkeley International Capital Corporation, California Biotechnology (Scios), and Hoffmann-La Roche). Refreshments will be served. This event is hosted by the Eberly College of Science.

 

"Facilitating Group Work in the Classroom" 

 

Monday, March 30th from 1-2:15 PM in 7A Sparks Building. Visit the link below for more details. This event  is hosted by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence as part of the Graduate Student Training Series.

 

Registration is required for this event. Please visit:http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events?category=Graduate%20Student%...

 

 
 
 
 

"Improving Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy: Peer Review"

Thursday, April 2nd from 1-2:15 PM in 315 Rider Building OR Monday, April 6th from 1-2:15 PM in 7A Sparks Building. Graduate students and post-docs who have written drafts of their teaching philosophy will have an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from peers and from Schreyer Institute consultants at this workshop. Participants should send their drafts to SITE@psu.edu by March 27. This event  is hosted by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence as part of the Graduate Student Training Series.
 
Registration is required for this event.  Please visit: http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events?category=Graduate%20Student%...

 

 

"Improving Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy: Peer Review"

 

Monday, April 6th from 1-2:15 PM in 7A Sparks Building. Graduate students and post-docs who have written drafts of their teaching philosophy will have an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from peers and from Schreyer Institute consultants at this workshop. Participants should send their drafts to SITE@psu.edu by March 27. This event  is hosted by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence as part of the Graduate Student Training Series.
 
Registration is required for this event. Please visit: http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events?category=Graduate%20Student%...
 

 

 
 
 
Discussions with Franziska Grieder

Wednesday, April 8th from 4:10-5:30 PM in 110 Wartik. Dr. Grieder, DVM, PhD, is the Director of Office of Research Infrastructure Programs in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives at the National Institutes of Health. The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs also includes the office of Science Education, which coordinates NIH's science education efforts. 

 

This event is hosted by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Spring 2015 class of IBIOS 590 as part of the Beacons of Biotechnology Seminars. 

 
Please let us know you are coming by pre-registering here.

 

 

Luncheon with Matt Frederick of Reed Smith and Chris Halliday of Morgan Lewis

 

Luncheon with Matt Frederick of Reed Smith and Chris Halliday of Morgan Lewis, IP attorneys from Philadelphia and Chemical Engineering alumni, on Thursday, April 9th from 12-1 PM in 101 Fenske.

 

Luncheon will be provided by the College of Engineering, and the discussion is open to IP issues and questions that faculty and students may have.

 

Please RSVP to Maureen Macaleer at mam85@psu.edu if you plan to attend.

 

"Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Seminar"
 
Thursday, April 9th from 2-4 PM in the Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom.
 
This event is hosted by the College of Engineering.
 

For more information click here.

 
 

 

Events for Spring 2015

  • 7A Sparks Building
    (Graduate Consultants, Penn State)







     

     

    This workshop offers strategies and best practices for effective teaching and learning over an abbreviated summer semester. This event  is hosted by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence as part of the Graduate Student Training Series.

     

    Registration is required for this event. Please visit: http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events?category=Graduate%20Student%...

  • 110 Wartik
    (The Methodist Hospital Research Institute)







     

     

    Dr. Musser is the Fondren Distinguished Endowed Chair of the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine at the Methodist Hospital Physician Organization, the Director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Disease Research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, and a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. 

     

    This event is hosted by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Spring 2015 class of IBIOS 590 as part of the Beacons of Biotechnology Seminars.

     

     

    Please let us know you are coming by pre-registering here.

     
  • 362 Willard
    (Penn State)







     

    What makes for a good teaching philosophy? How might different fields approach the work of teaching differently and how does this change the expectations of the genre for each field? This workshop will teach strategies for drafting a professional - and yet personalized - statement of one's teaching philosophy. We will focus on the genre conventions, organization, embedding pedagogical strategies, providing specific examples, and issues of ethics as a way to outline, draft, and polish an effective teaching philosophy. If you have a current teaching philosophy, please bring two copies to workshop. 

     

    This workshop is part of the Spring 2015 Graduate Workshops on Writing. To sign up for individual workshops, please go online to: : https://secure.gradsch.psu.edu/registrations/writing/ 

  • 110 Wartik
    (Syntiron LLC)







    Dr. Lisa Herron-Olsen, PhD, is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Science and Business Development at Syntiron LLC,.

     

    This event is hosted by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and the Spring 2015 class of IBIOS 590 as part of the Beacons of Biotechnology Seminars.

     

    Please let us know you are coming by pre-registering here.

  • 110 Business Building
    (Archer Daniels Midland Company)







    Patricia Woertz is chairman of the board of directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world's largest agricultural processors of soybeans, corn, wheat, and cocoa. She serves on the boards of directors of The Procter & Gamble Company, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and UI LABS, a nonprofit public-private collaboration that fosters research and commercialization efforts to solve large-scale industrial challenges. She also chairs the U.S. section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum and is a vice chair of The Business Council. In 2010, President Obama appointed her to the President's Export Council. 

     

     You can register for this event at http://www.smeal.psu.edu/insights

     

    Don’t miss this opportunity to see her speak and answer questions from students and faculty. 

     

    This event is sponsored by the College of Ag Sciences, Smeal College of Business, and the President's Office as a guest speaker for the Executive Insights speaker series.

  • 217 Forest Resources Building
    (University of Connecticut)







    Dr. Lisa Park-Boush's GWIS talk will focus on the NSF grant writing process and what makes a good/bad grant. She will also be talking about the science policy nexus and science funding in DC.

     

    Dr. Park is a Professor of Geography and the Director of the Center for Integrative Geosciences at the University of Connecticut. Prior to her appointment at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Park-Boush served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation for three years and was a Professor of Geosciences at the University of Akron. The Park-Boush research group investigates biotic responses to paleoenvironmental change over multiple timescales. Specifically, her work utilizes rock sequences and lake deposits found in lakebeds to aid in paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Her lab also examines climatological and anthropogenically-driven environmental change and biological responses. For the past ten years, Dr. Park-Boush and her colleagues have reconstructed high-resolution records of hurricanes, climate, anthropogenic driven environmental change, and sea level rise in the Bahamas. 

     

    Cookies and coffee will be provided.

     

    This event is hosted by the Penn State Graduate Women in Science as part of the Inside the Scientist's Studio monthly seminar series.

  • Living Center, 110 Henderson Building
    (Penn State)







    As part of our ongoing career planning discussions, join us for some straight talk on balancing work and family at various stages of the academic life cycle.  In this interactive session, we will field your questions on the joys and challenges of balancing families and science careers. Our goal is to share strategies, decision points and some thoughtful reflection on work-family issues you may confront as you move through the academic ranks at an R1 university. All graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are welcome!

     

    Panel:    Ann ‘Nan’ Crouter, Ph.D., Dean, College of Health and Human Development

                    Kevin Harvatine, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Animal Science

                    James Pawelczyk, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology

                    Rebecca Mallinson, Ph.D., Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Kinesiology

                    Moderated by Donna Korzick, Ph.D., Chair, Intercollege Program in Physiology

     

    Format:  Please start thinking about questions you would like answered.  Written questions will be solicited from the audience anonymously for the panel to address with ample time for follow-up and discussion.

     

    This event is sponsored by the Intercollege Program in Physiology and the Department of Kinesiology's NIH Predoctoral T32 Training Program. For questions, please contact Donna Korzick (dhk102@psu.edu)

  • 117 John Bill Freeman Auditorium, HUB
    (Lockheed Martin)







    "For every engineering action there is an equal and opposite social reaction." 

    What are the grand challenges for our society and civilization as we look ahead to the year 2050, and how is engineering going to shape not only our individual well-being but also our societal well-being? 

    Dr. Norman Augustine, Retired CEO and Chairman of Lockheed Martin, will present and discuss the knowledge, skills, and perspectives future engineers will need as they contribute to addressing societal grand challenges.

    Dr. Augustine holds an honorary doctorate from Penn State and has served at the highest levels of leadership in business, government, and academia. He has received the U.S. Presidential award, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. 

    He has served as Undersecretary of the U.S. Army and chair of the National Academy of Engineering. He has served as a trustee of both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton. He is a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins University. 

    This event is co-sponsored by: The Office of the Provost, The College of Engineering, The Smeal College of Business, The Schreyer Honors College, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and the Engineering Systems Program.

  • 217 Forest Resources Building
    (Penn State)







    This seminar will be on conveying science to the global community with a focus on outreach and education in rural South African communities.

     

    Neil has a faculty position in Geography and is a Research Associate in the University Office of Global Programs (Global Engagement Network) and Danielle is a Research Associate in Ecosystem Science and Management (College of Agricultural Sciences). Both Danielle and Neil received their doctorate from Penn State in Soil Science (2011) and Dairy & Animal Sciences (2007), respectively. Presently, Neil’s appointments revolve around the development of immersive learning spaces that integrate teaching, research and service that engage diverse undergraduate and faculty teams. These spaces are enhanced through interactions with interesting places and people that manifest global socio-ecological challenges in unique local contexts specifically during embedded or semester long international travel opportunities. On the other hand, Danielle does research that explores hydrological and biogeochemical processes that affect the quality of soil and water (e.g. nutrients, carbon, pharmaceuticals and personal care products) at different spatial and temporal scales; and teaches online and residential soil courses. Both Neil and Danielle currently work together building informal science learning spaces in rural South Africa.

     

    This event is hosted by the Penn State Graduate Women in Science as part of the Inside the Scientist's Studio monthly seminar series.

  • Online
    (Penn State)







    SummerFest Gives Grad Students an Opportunity to Explore Teaching Technologies

     

    SummerFest, a free online technology training event, arrives at the perfect time for graduate students who cannot find time in a busy semester schedule for training or exploring a new technology. From May 11–15, SummerFest will feature sessions on teaching technologies ranging from ANGEL, using iPads, Qualtrics, Accessibility, Box, and much more.

     

    Through online workshops, in-depth instruction, and open discussions, SummerFest is a great opportunity to learn how to incorporate new technology into the curriculum, build a new course site, or brush up on the basics all from the convenience of your desk or home. All you need is an Internet connection to attend.

     

    To see a full listing of the SummerFest workshops and to register, visit Training Service’s SummerFest blog post at:

    http://ittraining.psu.edu/2015/04/summerfest-2015-free-training-sessions-announced/