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Designing Your Postdoc

Your postdoc training is more than just research! Apply design thinking to the wicked problem of a comprehensive postdoctoral training plan and make a bold plan that amplifies your interests and values as you transition to your career of choice. The work we do together will support new perspectives, identify mentoring needs, and ensure that your individual development plan is thoughtful and balanced.

Note: there is approximately an hour of required prework for this session. You will receive details for the prework upon registration.

Pedagogy Journal Club: How to Promote Efficient Self Preparation in Students Before Active Learning Session: A Motivation Challenge!

Required Readings:

Owens, D.C., Sadler, T.D., Barlow, A.T., & Smith-Walters C. (2017). Student Motivation from and Resistance to Active Learning Rooted in Essential Science Practices. Research in Science Education,50(1); pp. 253–277. DOI: 10.1007/s11165-017-9688-1 -- LINK

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Designing Your Postdoc

Your postdoc training is more than just research! Apply design thinking to the wicked problem of a comprehensive postdoctoral training plan and make a bold plan that amplifies your interests and values as you transition to your career of choice. The work we do together will support new perspectives, identify mentoring needs, and ensure that your individual development plan is thoughtful and balanced.

Note: there is approximately an hour of required prework for this session. You will receive details for the prework upon registration.

Why Success is More Likely When You're Willing to Fail

Tuesday, April 26, 12:00pm-1:30pm PT/ 3:00pm-4:30pm ET, via Zoom

Presented by: Dr. Jennifer M. Heemstra, Professor, Chemistry, Emory University

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Heemstra will present on the topics of fear of failure and growth mindset, as they relate to laboratory research and undergraduate education. These topics are relevant to the success of postdoctoral scholars both as researchers themselves and as current and future teachers and mentors to students.

Designing Your Postdoc

Your postdoc training is more than just research! Apply design thinking to the wicked problem of a comprehensive postdoctoral training plan and make a bold plan that amplifies your interests and values as you transition to your career of choice. The work we do together will support new perspectives, identify mentoring needs, and ensure that your individual development plan is thoughtful and balanced.

Note: there is approximately an hour of required prework for this session. You will receive details for the prework upon registration.

Starting Up Your Lab

Dr. Jody Puglisi, Professor of Structural Biology

Starting up your first lab can be an overwhelming project. This lecture focuses on equipment, space and other resources included in startup packages, setting up your laboratory, recruitment, preparing for your first grant submission and budgeting.

**PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME out of respect for the speaker.**

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