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Immigration Info Session for Advanced Degree Holders in STEM

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Immigration Info Session for Advanced Degree Holders in STEM

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Research in the United States progresses thanks to many outstanding international Ph.D. students, postdocs, and associate researchers on non-immigrant visas, many of whom seek to become more informed on transitioning to different visas or become permanent residents to be able to stay in the USand continue their research projects. According to the NSF, the current number of immigrant scientists and engineers in the U.S. workforce is estimated to be 5.2 million, constituting almost 20% of the sector. This event provides a unique opportunity for international Ph.D. students, postdocs, and other early-career researchers to learn about the different options to obtain a work visa (H1B, O1) or permanent residency (including family-based, EB1, EB2, DV lottery).

An immigration attorney from a top immigration law firm will give a presentation explaining the meaning of each visa and Green Card category, touching on regulations and recent changes in immigration rules affecting science workers. This talk will be followed by a panel discussion with current and former postdocs or students who successfully transitioned to a work visa or Green Card. Attendees will get up-to-date information regarding the application procedures from their peers. Panelists from each of the following application categories will be involved: H1B and O1 visas, family-based, EB1A, EB1B, EB2, DV lottery Green Cards. The panel will include individuals who had applied with the help of an immigration attorney and also folks who had applied by themselves, as well as the immigration attorney. A networking reception will conclude the event where attendees can ask panelists and the attorney further questions in a more informal setting.


Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow
Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow


April 10, 2018

6:00 PM

Welcome Remarks

6:10 PM

Immigration attorney

6:40 PM

Panel of Successful Visa and Green Card Recipients

8:00 PM


To view full attendee list, you must first register for the event, then log in to the Academy website. This list is provided for the personal, noncommercial and informational use only of event attendees, in a manner that is consistent with the New York Academy of Sciences’ mission, goals and activities.
  • Century Innovations

  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

  • Columbia University

  • Columbia University Medical Center


  • Fragomen Worldwide

  • Hunter College, CUNY

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • New York University

  • New York University Medical Center

  • New York University NYU

  • NYU

  • NYU Courant Institute

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • The Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • The City University of New York (CUNY)

  • The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • The Rockefeller University

  • Weill Cornell Medical College