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MGSN Career Fair 2016


for Members

MGSN Career Fair 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Science Alliance

Minority Graduate Student Network (MGSN)


Join the Minority Graduate Student Network (MGSN) and the Science Alliance for the MGSN Career Fair 2016, an event connecting top graduate students and postdoctoral associates in STEM with ready-to-hire employers. Companies will have the opportunity to interact with academia's best and brightest as they present their research during morning poster sessions, and network with attendees at company booths during an afternoon reception.

Registration for employers requires confirmation of at least one available job opening and payment of a registration fee.

The Career Fair is free for attendees, but interested parties must apply and submit a poster abstract for consideration. All attendees are required to present a poster at the Career Fair.

Attendee FAQ

Registration is required. The registration deadline is May 1, 2016 at 11:59pm.

Who is eligible to apply?
We welcome applications from recent graduates or current Master's students, PhD students, and postdocs within one year of graduation who are pursuing degrees in any science, math, or engineering field. All registered companies at the fair have at least one available job opening; as such, we prioritize attendees seeking to begin work within the next 12 months.

What is the application procedure?
To register, submit an application and include the title and abstract (<300 words) of the poster you would like to present at the fair.

  • May 1 – Deadline to submit an application for registration.
  • May 5 – All applicants will be notified of their application status by this date.

I am not a minority student. Can I attend this event?
This event is open to both minority and non-minority students, but applicants must be current MGSN members. If you would like to become a member, please fill out an application here.

Current List of Registered Exhibitors

  • Intel
  • Propel Careers
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Elsevier
  • BGB Group
  • Novartis
  • Sollers
  • Regeneron
  • Merck
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


* Presentation titles and times are subject to change.

May 14, 2016

10:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

10:15 AM

Poster Session I

11:30 AM

Keynote Lunch
Speaker: Gilda A. Barabino, PhD, Dean and Berg Professor at The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York – CUNY

12:45 PM

Poster Session II

2:00 PM

Exhibitor Hours

4:00 PM

Event closes


Gilda A. Barabino, PhD

The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York

Gilda A. Barabino is Berg Professor and Dean of The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY). She holds appointments the in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and the Sophie Davis School of Medicine. Prior to joining CCNY, she served as Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory. At Georgia Tech she also served as the inaugural Vice Provost for Academic Diversity. Prior to her appointments at Georgia Tech and Emory, she rose to the rank of Full Professor of Chemical Engineering and served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Northeastern University. She is a noted investigator in the areas of sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering, and race/ethnicity and gender in science and engineering. She consults nationally and internationally on STEM education and research, diversity in higher education, policy, workforce development and faculty development.

Dr. Barabino received her BS degree in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). She was the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer for 2012–2014 and is the recipient of numerous awards including the BMES Diversity Award, the BMES Distinguished Service Award, the American Society for Engineering Education / Dow Outstanding Faculty Award, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Minority Affairs Committee Distinguished Service and Eminent Chemical Engineers Awards. She is the Immediate Past-President of BMES and is the President-Elect of AIMBE. She serves on the NSF Engineering Advisory Board and directs the NSF Minority Faculty Development Workshop. Dr. Barabino has decades of experience in leading initiatives for women and minority faculty and students and is the founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Faculty Equity.

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