• Science Alliance
  • Events 

    Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Building a Collaborative International Network

    Speakers: Parker Emerson (Yale University), Joann Halpern (German Center for Research and Innovation), Terrie Taylor (Michigan State University)

    A new and exciting event that will provide an introduction to communicating and networking with scientists and professionals from different cultures.

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

    Panel Speakers: Kimberly Douglass (University of Tennessee), Christine Hendon (Columbia University), Richard Torres (Regeneron), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History)
    Panel Moderator: Joel D. Oppenheim (The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at New York University School of Medicine)

    Join us to celebrate the Minority Graduate Students Network’s partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences. MGSN and the Academy will pool resources to prepare underrepresented minority students and scientists for sustainable STEM careers.

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Symposium at the NewYorkBio Conference

    Science Alliance and several universities are partnering with NewYorkBio to host the Student & Post Doc Career Symposium at the New York Bio Annual Conference.

    June 4 - August 25, 2014

    Scientists Teaching Science
    (Online Summer Course)

    Take the online course "Scientists Teaching Science" and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.

  • Past Events

    Monday, April 7, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    An Introduction to Teaching Science Online

    Speakers: Vincent Racaniello (Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center), David Randle (American Museum of Natural History)

    This workshop is designed to provide science educators with an introduction to the plethora of online teaching platforms and tools that they can use to enhance student learning.

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Management Consulting: Using your Scientific Mind to Solve Business Problems

    An interactive workshop that will show the wider Academy community about how they can apply their skills to solving problems beyond the pure sciences or medicine.

    March 21 - 22, 2014

    Making the Leap: A Non-Academic Career Planning and Job Search Boot Camp

    Making the Leap is designed to help demystify the non-academic job search process and teach young scientists how to explore different career paths, determine which ones are a good fit, and successfully prepare and apply for potential jobs.

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Kickstarter School: A Workshop for Scientists, Engineers, and Educators

    Speaker: Stephanie Pereira (Kickstarter)

    Learn to use Kickstarter to creatively tell a story about your science, technology, or education project, communicate these projects to a broad audience, and secure funds for these projects.

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Perspectives in STEM: An evening with Dr. Laurie Leshin

    Speaker: Laurie Leshin (RPI)

    Join us for the first in the NYWiSTEM Series "Perspectives in STEM" as Dr. Laurie Leshin of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) discusses her illustrious career in science and technology. Dr. Leshin's seminar will be followed by a question and answer session.

  • Career Path Videos

    Interested in starting your own company? Listen to Dr. Joshua Spodek discusses his exciting path from a PhD in physics to a career as entrepreneur.

    Interested in working in science and international policy? Dr. Dana Perkins discusses her extensive career in government and provides advice on how you can transition from the bench and into the exciting world of policy.

    Interested in promoting the next generation of researchers through innovative education initiatives? Dr. Oscar Pineda-Catalan, Manager of the American Museum of Natural History's Science Research Mentoring Program, discusses the importance of engaging youth in science education and how to develop skills to be an effective educator and mentor that can help young professionals to develop alternative careers in science.

    Are you interested in informal science programs? Do you want to help create a larger science community? Dr. Jeanne Garbarino, Director of Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University, explains how her interest in science communication—via blogging, social media and research programs—has helped her reach new audiences.

    Dream of independence and your own company? Human Workflows and SciPhD co-founder Randy Ribaudo discusses the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship, and how scientists can apply their problem-solving skills—and improve their communication skills—to successfully start and run a business.

    Interested in the business of science or how research programs get designed, funded, and managed? Hear Mike Holland discuss how he went from imaging aluminum uptake in soybean roots to overseeing multi-billion dollar federal research programs.

    Interested in translating your science critical thinking skills to the market? Listen to Caroline Corner describe how she left the lab bench to break into the finance industry as an equity research analyst and consultant.

    Want to learn more about consulting? Hear Jeremy Buzzard, a PhD in molecular and cellular biology, talk about his career in management consulting as a partner at McKinsey & Co.

    Not ready to leave the bench after grad school? Find out how training in an industry lab versus an academic lab compares from Justin Hall, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Pfizer.

    Intrigued by the forensic scientists on shows like CSI? Find out what the job's really like from criminalist Craig O'Connor, who joined the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in NYC after earning a PhD in genetics.

    If you're thinking about a career in academia, find out how Rachel O'Neill transitioned from her postdoc to a faculty position, as well as the benefits and challenges of this path.

    Hear Laura Malisheski discuss how she transitioned from her postdoc in neuroscience to advising others on their career paths.

    If working with scientists to patent their inventions sounds appealing, hear Ryan Murphey talk about how you can get into intellectual property law with a PhD.

    For those with a passion for communicating science: Beth Schachter details her journey as an assistant professor who left the bench to pursue a career in science communications.

    If teaching is your calling, tune in to Ellen Cohn, an immunologist, talk about her transition into teaching middle school science.

    Want to be a journal editor? Listen to Brooke Grindlinger discuss her path from being a PhD in microbiology to an editor at the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

    Interested in publishing? Hear Jennifer Henry discuss how she went from studying plant molecular biology to being a publishing manager at Nature.

  • Publications 


    Perspectives in STEM: An Evening with Laurie Leshin

    Speaker: Laurie Leshin (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

    Laurie Leshin, Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and former NASA executive, related her career in science and technology, discussed career development and the future of STEM, and provided updates from the Mars Curiosity rover mission.


    Navigating Immigration and Visa Issues: A Guide for Scientists

    Speaker: Suzanne B. Seltzer (Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer LLP)

    This eBriefing looks at the specific issues faced by post-docs and young scientists seeking to work in and immigrate to the United States. It discuss both the non-immigrant and green card options available under current law.


    Annals Reports

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents three meeting reports: (1) Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the Host Microbiome: the Science of Translation; (2) Capacity Building in Nutrition Science: Revisiting the Curricula for Medical Professionals; and (3) Circadian Clocks, Brain Function, and Development.

    Volume 1306


    Crowdfunding: An Emerging Funding Mechanism for Science Research

    Speaker: Jeanne Garbarino (The Rockefeller University)

    This eBriefing looks at how crowdfunding is being used for scientific research and explores whether it could become a more substantial source of funding.


    Capacity Building in Nutrition Science: Revisiting the Curricula for Medical Professionals

    Organizers: Sharon R. Akabas (Columbia University), Gerald Friedman (The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Martin Kohlmeier (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Charlotte A. Pratt (National Institutes of Health), Gwen Twillman (American Society for Nutrition), Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science), and Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Nutrition training for medical professionals is often inadequate. This eBriefing explores how to improve curricula.

  • Webinar Archives

    Webinar Archive
    September 9, 2009

    How to Build Your Online Presence to Advance Your Career

    In an age when first impressions are made through Google, how can you ensure that your online profile will help you get where you want to be? Two communications experts offer useful advice.

    Webinar Archive
    June 3, 2009

    Alliance Online: Susi Lee on Careers in Pharma

    A scientist who made the transition from an academic lab to a pharmaceutical company explains the different roles of scientists in industry and what type of person thrives there.

    Webinar Archive
    May 2, 2009

    Mastering Professional Meetings

    Two experts in science communication shared their insights on making the most of professional conferences, from networking to poster design.