August 5 - 10, 2018

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

120 West Market Street, Indianapolis, 46204 USA

About 2018 NSF STC Professional Development Workshop

We are excited to host the third annual National Science Foundation sponsored professional development workshop for Ph.D. students from the NSF STC network. This all expense-paid workshop is designed to help participants succeed in both academic and industrial careers by providing them with a wide range of important professional skills and knowledge. The workshop, which will run from August 5 to August 10, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN, has been developed with direct input from STC grad students, faculty and staff, along with guidance from a range of academic, industry, and career services professionals from the STC network and beyond.

FAQ

  • Identify and assess the distinct combination of their expertise, interests, skills, and values and through this process be able to articulate their distinctiveness to others.
  • Learn the skills in self-advocacy and negotiation as owners of their own professional development and career choices.
  • Become more aware of their biases and understand how to work collaboratively with others in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Further enhance their verbal/written communications, teaching/training, resource development and knowledge transfer skills, through actual team projects and presentations.
  • Research career fields beyond traditional academic opportunities and launching a job search.
  • Create their own developmental professional/personal network and manage those relationships professionally and effectively.

Each STC is encouraged to identify several Ph.D. students from each Center to apply. It is NSF’s hope that there are at least three or four participants from each STC. Participants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. On a limited basis, international students will be considered if they show high promise for joining the U.S. workforce. NSF particularly encourages the nomination of applicants from underrepresented groups in STEM fields. Post-docs may be considered. The workshop is geared toward grad students but certain post-docs would benefit from this workshop as they contemplate next steps in their careers in academia or industry.

Applicants must first be identified and approved by a participating STC and workshop organizers before proceeding to the application phase. Once approved, students and post docs can apply for this workshop through the online application on this web page which will be available until June 15, 2018 or until all slots are filled. The application will consist of completed application form, a CV, and a short personal statement about personal/professional goals.

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Event Schedule

All times are tentative

Sunday August 5, 2018
  • 3:00 pm - Registration/Check-in - Hilton Hotel Lobby

    at Hilton Indianapolis Hotel, 120 West Market Street, Indianapolis

  • 5:30 pm - Opening Reception - 120 West Market Grill (Located off of Hilton Lobby)
  • 6:30 pm - Dinner - Vincennes Room

    Keynote - Peter Fiske "The Power of the PhD"

Monday August 6, 2018
  • 7:45 am - Breakfast (Indianapolis Ball Room)
  • 9:00 am - Peter Fiske "Put Your Science to Work"
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch (Indianapolis Ball Room)
  • 1:30 pm - Grant Proposal Writing / Opportunities / Grant Writing Exercise – Lynne Dahmen, Purdue University and Manu Platt, GA Tech
  • Framing of team projects will be introduced and discussed with Manu Platt, Ga Tech and Bob Brown, CSoI

    Teams will be formed and time will be utilized for the remainder of the afternoon to begin work on projects.
  • 6:00 pm - Dinner - Indiana State Museum, Tea Room
    Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45 to walk to dinner.

Please note: The Circle City 4 Room will be available this evening for group meetings as necessary

Tuesday August 7, 2018
  • 7:45 am - Breakfast (Indianapolis Ball Room)
  • 9:00 am - Uncovering Unconscious Bias/Cultural Sensitivity - Tamika Curry Smith
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch (Indianapolis Ball Room)
  • 1:30 pm - Communicating Your Science in Presentations and Interviews - Scott Morgan
  • 6:30 pm - Dinner - Tavern on South
    Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00 to walk to dinner.

Please note: The Circle City 4 Room will be available this evening for group meetings as necessary

Wednesday August 8, 2018
  • 7:45 am - Breakfast (Indianapolis Ball Room)
  • 9:00 am - Individualized Development Plans, ScienceCareer’s myIDP tool - Bill Lindstaedt & Cynthia Fuhrman
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch (The Corydon Room) with Panelists
  • 1:30 pm - Leaving the Ivory Towers: Pathways to Non-Faculty Careers in Science - Panel of PhD scientists
  • 6:00 pm - Dinner - Skyline Club
    Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45 to walk to dinner.

Please note: The Circle City 4 Room will be available this evening for group meetings as necessary

Thursday August 9, 2018
  • 7:45 am - Breakfast (Indianapolis Ball Room)
  • 9:00 am - Steve Lee, UC Davis - Strengths Based Leadership Training
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch (120 West Market Grill)
  • 1:30 pm - Developing a Network to Help you Identify and Reach your Professional Goals – Amy Pszczolkowski
  • 2:30 pm - Break
  • 2:45 pm - Project Team Meeting Time
  • 6:00 pm - Dinner - Corydon Room, Hilton

Please note: The Circle City 4 Room will be available this evening for group meetings as necessary

Friday August 10, 2018
  • 7:45 am - Breakfast (Indianapolis Ball Room)
  • 9:00 am - Project Team Discussions and Presentations
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch (The Corydon Room)
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Closing Remarks/Next Steps

Planning/Advisory Committee

  • Kelly Andronicos - Director of Diversity, Center for Science of Information, NSF STC, Purdue University
  • Mike Atwell - Multimedia Specialist, Center for Science of Information, NSF STC, Purdue University
  • Bob Brown - Workshop Coordinator; Managing Director, Center for Science of Information, NSF STC, Purdue University
  • Sanjeev Kulkarni - Dean of Faculty, Princeton University; Professor of Electrical Engineering; CSoI STC Faculty Member
  • Natalie Lundsteen - Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Rosanne Lurie - Assistant Director, Career Counseling and Programs, Career Center, University of California, Berkeley
  • Michael Miller - Vice President for Student Affairs, Holy Names University
  • Thi Nguyen - Associate Dean for Graduate Career and Professional Development, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Manu O. Platt, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Georgia Tech; Diversity Director, STC on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS); Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University
  • Amy Pszczolkowski - Assistant Dean, Career Services, Graduate School, Princeton University

Resources Files & Photos

Look here for available presentation slides during the week of the workshop.

Contact

Workshop Coordinator
Bob Brown
Managing Director, CSoI NSF STC
bobbrown@purdue.edu

Apply

Each STC is encouraged to identify several Ph.D. students or post docs from each Center to apply. Applicants must first be identified and approved by a participating STC and workshop organizers before proceeding to the application phase. Once approved, students and post docs can apply for this workshop through the online application on this web page. This should be done by June, 15 2018. The application will consist of completed application form, a CV, and a short personal statement about personal/professional goals.

Once approved, students and post docs can apply for this workshop through the online application on this web page.

Application Form

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