March 21 - 22, 2014
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.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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.
Monday, April 7, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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, April 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
Panel Speakers: Christine Hendon (Columbia University), Richard Torres (Regeneron), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), 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.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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
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.
Monday, November 11, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speakers: Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University), Kelly Hoey (Women Innovate Mobile), Cecilia Marta (Sanofi-Aventis), Susan Hazels Mitmesser (NBTY), Jin Montclare (NYU Poly)
Please join us for our launch event to meet fellow women in STEM from the greater NYC metropolitan area. The first hour will be an open forum to present and solicit ideas for future NYWiSTEM programming. The second hour will be a networking mixer.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Martha Cyr (WPI's STEM Education Center), Mia Dubosarsky (WPI's STEM Education Center)
This interactive full-day workshop will focus on the components of the teaching philosophy statement and effective learning strategies that should be incorporated into your statement.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Moderator: Florian Jehle (Partner, Catenion)
This course gives professionals from inside and outside the pharmaceutical industry- including students and postdocs- a much better understanding of how the R&D and business development and licensing processes operate.
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.
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.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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.
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.
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.
Organizer: Monica L. Kerr (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Speaker: Melanie Sinche (Harvard University)
Melanie Sinche offered her strategy for career planning with a four-step process including self-assessment, career exploration, goal setting, and the job search itself. The presentation was part of a two-day boot camp to teach young scientists how to explore different career paths.
September 9, 2009
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.
June 3, 2009
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.
May 2, 2009
Two experts in science communication shared their insights on making the most of professional conferences, from networking to poster design.