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  • Academy Events

  • Supporting Dynamic STEM Careers for Underrepresented Minorities: A Networking Reception and Forum

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented in partnership by Science Alliance and the Minority Graduate Student Network (MGSN)

      • Registration Closed

    Join us to celebrate the launch of the Minority Graduate Student-Network's partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences. As the tools to share scientific research further democratize access to information, a community is needed to pool resources to prepare underrepresented minority students and early career scientists for sustainable STEM careers.

    In order to accomplish this goal, the Minority Graduate Student-Network (MGSN) seeks to bring together people within traditional and nontraditional STEM areas for an open exchange of experiences, advice, and perspectives that will influence a new culture of scientific professional development.

    We will host an expert panel who will discuss the changing landscape of STEM and share insights on their various and often multidisciplinary career trajectories. They will also discuss challenges that URM students face in pursuing careers in STEM. During our roundtable discussions, we will solicit ideas for future MGSN events and initiatives. A networking session will follow where guests will have the opportunity to connect with fellow students, potential collaborators, professionals from academics and industry, and to become a MGSN member. By joining MGSN, you will play a critical role in expanding MGSN's network in the NYC metropolitan area and beyond.

    Intended Audience
    This event is open to all individuals—students, postdocs, and professionals—interested in supporting, enhancing, and diversifying STEM education and career opportunities as well as expanding their academic and professional networks.

    Registration Pricing

    Member $20
    Student/Postdoc Member $10
    Nonmember $20
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $10

    About MGSN

    MGSN is a student-run organization founded in the early 2000s to advance the interests of diversity in the sciences. The aim of MGSN is to create a community to help retain and increase the number of underrepresented minority graduate students pursuing professional degrees in the sciences.

    MGSN comprises of masters, PhD, MD, and MD/PhD students who attend institutions in the NYC metropolitan area and conduct research in a variety of STEM and medical fields. MGSN promotes and hosts exclusive opportunities and access to career resources. All MGSN events are open to and can benefit students from all scientific fields and backgrounds.

    About Science Alliance

    Science Alliance was launched in 2003 by the New York Academy of Sciences and a consortium of universities, teaching hospitals, independent research facilities, and organizations in order to help young scientists attain successful and rewarding careers.

    Brought about by a need to align scientific training with workforce needs, our mission is to foster lifelong career and professional skills through education, development, and training. We provide unparalleled opportunities to learn and network across institutions, disciplines, and industries through seminars, workshops, and courses held throughout the year at the Academy and our partner institutions.

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