Yangzi Isabel Tian
Announcing the 2017 Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) Fellows
Thirty STEM graduate students from fourteen colleges and universities have been selected as Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) Program fellows and will participate in a one-of-a-kind program to gain the tools for both personal and institutional success and innovation. Now in its second year, the SALT Program is aimed at Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) graduate students, preparing and training them to assume leadership roles throughout their professional careers. During the 5-day program, SALT fellows will learn leadership skills, communication skills, conflict resolution, and team dynamics. The SALT program’s goal is to create a cadre of diverse, entrepreneurial leaders in STEM, while providing a unique networking opportunity across disciplines and institutions.
“The Academy believes that when you put together brilliant minds you get an exchange of ideas that will lead to something brilliant and unexpected,” said Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, PhD, Director of the Science Alliance program. “The potential of this collection of brilliant minds is unmatched. I look forward to seeing where these students will go in their careers.”