STEM Circuits: 2019
A monthly interdisciplinary mentoring program to support professional development and build an inclusive local STEM community.
Register here for STEM Circuits: 2019. Please be advised that space is limited. **The only REQUIREMENT FOR REGISTRATION is to complete an approximately 7-10 minute survey to assess your professional development needs and interests, current access to mentors , etc., and a later post-program assessment survey. Attendance to monthly meetings is encouraged, but not required.
Save the date of our STEM Circuits kick-off event in Evanston in the Willen’s Wing Atrium (Tech) from 4 – 6 pm on Jan. 15th, 2019. Food and refreshments will be provided! Interdisciplinary, cross-career level circuit meetings will typically involve a speaker or activity, followed by break-away small group discussion and networking. We will also host an end-of-spring wrap-up networking event that will be open to the public.
Proposed discussion topics:
- Career development (e.g., academia, industry, government, and policy)
- STEM communication (e.g., developing the tools necessary for effectively conveying your research to diverse audiences)
- Innovation and entrepreneurship (e.g., combining new and existing resources in creative ways to enhance STEM innovation)
- Professional development (e.g., leadership, networking, mentoring, and outreach)
- Women’s issues (e.g., #MeToo/#Time’sUp, gender bias, pay gap, work/life integration, and women in politics)
- Intersectionality of gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship, sexuality, and/or social class on perceptions of STEM efficacy
- Current events (e.g., climate change, STEM professionals in politics, artificial intelligence, and genetic engineering)
- New research techniques (e.g., imaging, robotics, coding, transgenic animals, human research, patient outcomes, stem cells, and nanoparticles)
You are welcome to suggest additional topics and speakers in the survey!