21ST Century Scientists Working Group

March 31st 2015

21sci Workshop Spotlight: 21st Century Scientist Career Panel

The 21st Century Scientist Workshop is comprised of three workshops and a panel of experts to help you think about the craft of communication, crafting a community, changing the world, and how to leverage your scientific education and training into a wonderful career. We hope you join us April 17th!

 

Workshop Spotlight: 21st Century Scientist Career Panel

1-2:30pm

Beckman Auditorium, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology

*Open to the Public*

Panelists:

  • George Chacko, Director of Research Information Analytics, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois

  • Miriam Goldstein, Marine Biologist, Legislative Assistant to Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

  • Christine Herman, Freelance science journalist

  • Patricia Jones, Associate Director for Research, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois

Panel description: Our panel of experts has been chosen specifically because they represent diverse and interesting paths to traditional and non-traditional science careers. From working at the National Institutes of Health, to NASA, to science industry journals, our panelists have had, and continue to have, valuable careers. Listen to the the planned and unplanned twists and turns that led these four scientists to the positions they hold today!

March 30th 2015

21sci Workshop Spotlight: Talking Politics

The 21st Century Scientist Workshop is comprised of three workshops and a panel of experts to help you think about the craft of communication, crafting a community, changing the world, and how to leverage your scientific education and training into a wonderful career. We hope you join us April 17th!

Workshop spotlight: Talking Politics

2:30-5pm

Room 5602, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology

Dr. Miriam Goldstein, marine biologist and Legislative Assistant to Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

Workshop description: Miriam Goldstein will begin her afternoon workshop with an overview of how to communicate with politicians: what information do they use? How should you prepare to speak with them? What is an “ask” and how can you develop a good one? Who is your audience? What can politicians do and what can’t they do? The rest of the workshop will be a demonstration, in which participants will have mock meetings with Dr. Goldstein, in which she will ably play the part of the politician, they will lobby for their chosen issue, and other attendees will discuss, critique, and suggest new approaches.

March 24th 2015

21sci Workshop Spotlight: Value-Engaged Approaches to Building a Community

The 21st Century Scientist Workshop is comprised of three workshops and a panel of experts to help you think about the craft of communication, crafting a community, changing the world, and how to leverage your scientific education and training into a wonderful career. We hope you join us April 17th!

 

Workshop Spotlight: Value-Engaged Approaches to Building a Community

10:30am-12pm

Room 5602, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology

Professor Ayesha Tillman, Education, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Professor Kate Clancy, Anthropology, University of Illinois

Workshop description: How does one create an intentional, engaged community with a shared set of values, mores, and codes? How does a group develop and set goals? These questions are of central importance to the overlapping science, science outreach, and science communication communities, especially as we work together for change. In this workshop, we will use the 21st Century Scientist Working Group as a case study, applying the logic model to identify the inputs, outputs, and needs of the group, and thus its best practices. Participants will leave the workshop with a clear model for how to create engaged communities with aligned values in their own workplaces and groups.

March 20th 2015

21sci Workshop Spotlight: Photographic Storytelling

The 21st Century Scientist Workshop is comprised of three workshops and a panel of experts to help you think about the craft of communication, crafting a community, changing the world, and how to leverage your scientific education and training into a wonderful career. We hope you join us April 17th!

Workshop spotlight: Photographic Storytelling

9-10:30am

Room 5602, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology

Professor Brian Johnson, Journalism, University of Illinois

Workshop description: Digital photography can play a major role in any research project, and the impact of images can be heightened with solid understanding of the foundations and methodology of the medium. This session explores how to use digital photography for storytelling and research project documentation. Composition, framing, aspects of effective photographic communication and story planning and concepts will be discussed. Please bring the camera you normally work with, even if you just use the camera in your smart phone, to the session.

March 20th 2015

21sci Workshop: Early Registration Extended Through March 31st!

Our workshop is over half full, but we STILL want to give you the benefit of the lower registration fee. Register by March 31st to pay the following rates:

  • $10 student/postdoc/trainee
  • $25 faculty/staff

Also a few other things to remember:

  • If you are not traveling from out of town, but qualify for a Diversity Award, please do check this box! You can have your registration waived even if you don’t also need lodging.
  • Snacks and a boxed lunch are included in your registration fee.

We look forward to seeing you next month! Register here for the 21st Century Scientist Workshop!