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Career Paths: Academic Workforce Development




for Members

Career Paths: Academic Workforce Development

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT


Presented By

Science Alliance


As Academia produces more scientifically trained individuals, various STEM professionals have pivoted and transitioned into positions that allow them to create  inclusive programs that support and nurture early career researchers (ECRs). These programs focus on bridging skills gaps for ECRs to guide them through their career decisions.

During this webinar panelists will discuss how STEM professionals can use their problem-solving skills to create programs and opportunities that help diverse STEM talent succeed professionally and create a culture that makes STEM accessible for all.

During this panel you will hear about:

  1. Opportunities available in a career in STEM workforce development
  2. How scientists create programs to support diverse STEM talent 
  3. Challenges to consider when pursuing this career path

The event will be followed by a virtual networking opportunity with the panelists at 6:30 PM.

If you have specific questions you would like the panelists to address during the discussion – please email and we will incorporate them into this conversation.


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


Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.
Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Saturday Academy

André Walcott, Ph.D.
André Walcott, Ph.D.

Program Manager, Oregon Health and Sciences University