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Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) 2017 - Atlanta

Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) 2017 - Atlanta

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Sunday, September 17, 2017

Downtown Atlanta

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Leadership skills are essential for success in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, but the development of these skills are often unknowingly neglected by STEM graduate and undergraduate students. This is especially true of students from underrepresented minority groups including Hispanic/Latino, African American/Black, and Native American/Pacific Islander. To help fill this leadership gap Lockheed Martin has sponsored a special session of the New York Academy of Sciences, Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) program in Atlanta. All STEM graduate and exceptional undergraduate students are eligible to apply, especially students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups.

The first program of its type, SALT Atlanta is a 3.5 day program designed to familiarize exceptional undergraduate students and graduate students in the STEM fields with the leadership concepts that will allow them to effectively advocate for their career. The program will feature small group exercises, a leadership development plan, a keynote lunch, networking opportunities, community building among participants, and a site visit to Lockheed Martin Facility in Marietta.

This program is open to all STEM graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students, who have completed at least 2 summers of research projects. Applicants from all STEM fields are eligible to apply for this event although students from underrepresented groups and students in the fields of software engineering, mechanical engineering, data sciences, and computer sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.