The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is excited to announce its 2019 free webinar series.
Some of the webinars offer a journal club-style behind-the-scenes look into research published in CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE), ASCB’s education journal. Others, such as the ones organized and moderated by members of the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) Careers Subcommittee, by will be geared toward career development issues. More webinars on other topics are forthcoming.
Register for any upcoming webinar here.
Upcoming webinars include:
Finding the Right Career in Life Sciences
Tuesday, April 16, 12:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Toby Freedman, moderated by members of COMPASS Careers Subcommittee
Toby Freedman, author of Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development and recruiter at Synapsis Search Recruiting will discuss finding the right career in the life sciences.
Drawing Students into Scientific Careers through Research Role Modeling
Friday, April 19, 12:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Paul Hernandez, facilitated by Sarah Eddy
Online with LSE hosts Paul Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at West Virginia University, for a discussion of his study examining the ways in which faculty draw students into scientific careers through research mentoring support (i.e., career support, emotional support, role modeling, and relationship satisfaction). Recent study
Previously recorded webinars available for viewing include:
Online with LSE: Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in the Life Sciences Curriculum
Speaker: Jeff Schinske, facilitated by Erin Dolan
Online with LSE hosts Jeff Schinske, Biology Instructor at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA, for a discussion about his investigation of the impacts of homework assignments that simultaneously address curricular goals and highlight scientist diversity. Recent study
Online with LSE: Construction and Use of the PORTAAL Classroom Observation Tool for Active Learning
Speaker: Sarah Eddy, facilitated by Jeff Schinske
Online with LSE hosts Sarah Eddy, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University, for a discussion of how she developed a classroom observation tool using evidence from the primary literature and how it can be used in research and evaluation. Recent study
Online with LSE: The Influence of Kindness and Community in Science Education; Speaker: Mica Estrada, Facilitated by Tessa Andrews
This session of Online with LSE, featured a conversation with Mica Estrada, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UC San Francisco, about her and colleagues recent research on the social influence of mentorship and research experiences on increasing persistence of underrepresented students in STEM career pathways. “Behind the scenes” insights into how the twelve year, national study was conducted, including the applications and implications of the work, through online interactive discussion with Dr. Estrada. Watch here
Online with LSE: Knowledge that Effective Instructors Use; Speaker: Tessa Andrews, Facilitated by Kimberly Tanner
Online with LSE hosted Tessa Andrews, Assistant Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia, for an online interactive about her group’s recent study to understand the knowledge that college biology instructors need to be effective in using active-learning instruction in large classes. Watch here
Online with LSE: Collectively Improving Teaching; Speaker: Kimberly Tanner, Facilitated by Erin Dolan
This inaugural session of LSE’s new virtual journal club, Online with LSE, will feature a conversation with Kimberly Tanner, Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University, about her and colleagues’ recent study of a department-wide initiative to improve teaching. “Behind the scenes” insights into how the study was done, including the applications and implications of the work, through an online interactive discussion with Dr. Tanner, senior author of the study. Watch here
Green Cards for Scientific Researchers: How to Win Your EB-1/NIW Case! Brian Getson, Getson & Schatz
Brian Getson, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School with 20 years of experience, is a leading U.S. immigration lawyer who represents scientific researchers in applying for green cards and is the principal of a boutique immigration law firm based in Philadelphia. Mr. Getson has given presentations on “Green Cards for Scientific Researchers” at numerous major scientific conferences, the Wistar Institute, and at universities. Mr. Getson often provides a money back guarantee to qualified applicants. See his website researchergreencard.com for more information. Watch here
Life Science Advocacy – 5 W’s and 1 H; Kevin Wilson, ASCB Director of Public Policy
Are you interested in science policy? Do you think about doing more to advocate for science? Learn what science advocacy is all about in this hour-long webinar with ASCB’s Director of Public Policy, Kevin Wilson. He will explain the what, when, why, where, who, and how of life science advocacy and share ways that you can advocate, from day-to-day methods to career paths. In the last 15 minutes, Kevin will answer your questions. Watch here
About the Author:
Thea Clarke is Director of Communications, Education Committee Liaison, and LSE Journal Production Manager at the American Society for Cell Biology.