Save the date and RSVP for events with Science Writer Kendall Powell on Feb 4th and 5th 2016
Kendall Powell, a freelance science writer and editor, jumped from the lab bench to laptop via the University of California, Santa Cruz, Science Communication Program in 2002. She discusses the tough realities and statistics facing students and postdocs as they enter the scientific workforce and, specifically, the evolution of postdoctoral scholars in the United States. She also offers practical advice on how to make the most of the postdoctoral experience, mentoring tips and best practices for faculty to ensure success in their trainees. As a writer, Kendall Powell covers the realm of biology, from molecules to maternity. She has written news stories, features and scientist profiles for a variety of publications and founded the organization SciLance as a way to network with other freelance writers who are as much word nerds as science geeks.
Seminar: Finding Your Path in the Shifting Scientific Workforce
Thursday February 4th, 2016
6 pm, Campanile Room, Memorial Union
Kendall Powell will discuss the evolution of postdoctoral scholars in the United States. She will outline the tough realities and statistics facing students and postdocs as they enter the scientific workforce. But she will also hand out some practical advice on how to make the most of the postdoctoral experience and choose the best career path for your personality. She will also share mentoring tips and best practices for faculty to ensure success in their trainees.
Graduate and Professional Student Senate
ISU Postdoctoral Association
Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)
Q&A session: A career in science communication
Friday February 5th, 2016
9 - 10 am, Hach Hall North Atrium
If you like science and like to communicate about it and especially if you find yourself sharing your passion for science with others, come join us in a Q&A session with Kendall Powell. Powell has been a freelance science writer for 13 years working for Nature, HHMI, The Washington Post and others . Hear how she became a science writer, learn about the multitude of different types of science communication positions, and have your many questions answered. Please RSVP until January 29th here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12rOQ7mKHuoD46aNY-6V2GNlUisK_pkw3wG4buRV8910/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=send_form
The ISUPDA board