Broadening Participation in the Biological Sciences: Arizona
The second Broadening Diversity workshop will be held October 12-13, 2018, in Flagstaff, Arizona. This workshop is part of a western-US workshop series with a goal to introduce undergraduate students, especially those in underrepresented populations, to museum and biodiversity science careers.
Come to a free one-day workshop and career shadowing opportunity that includes:
- Behind the scenes museum tours
- Meet researchers, graduate students, and graduate school representitives
- Catered lunch
- Early evening social
This is the second Broadening Diversity workshop that is part of a western-US workshop series with a goal to introduce undergraduate students, especially those in underrepresented populations, to museum and biodiversity science careers.
Who: This opportunity is open to all undergraduate students and recent graduates interested in the biological sciences, and we especially encourage applications from those from underrepresented groups.
Where: Museum of Northern Arizona
When: October 12-13, 2018 including two events:
- A scientist shadowing experience on Friday, October 12, 2018
- A one-day workshop on Saturday, October 13, 2018
You can sign up for one, or both. Selection is based solely on a first come first serve basis.
Workshop Facilitators: Mare Nazaire, Libby Ellwood, Gabriela Hogue, Anna Monfils, Gil Nelson and Molly Phillips
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under DBI 1746715. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Anna Monfils, Central Michigan University
Gabriela Hogue, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Gil Nelson, Florida State University, iDigBio
Libby Ellwood, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
Mare Nazaire, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Molly Phillips, University of Florida, iDigBio
Agenda: Saturday Workshop, 13 October 2018
|Location: the Museum of Northern Arizona Flagstaff, AZ|
|9:00-9:30||Breakfast/Meet & Greet||None|
|9:30-9:35||Intro and Logistics||Mare Nazaire|
|9:35-9:45||Welcome from Host Museum||Kristan Hutchinson|
|9:45-10:15||A Passion for Biology||Shane Campbell-Staton|
|10:30-11:00||Graduate School or Get a Job||Jessica Orozco|
|Museum Tours (11:00-12:15): Easton Collection Center, Colton Garden, Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau Exhibit|
|1:15-1:45||Navigating Your Undergraduate Experience for Success||Shab Mohammadi|
|1:45-2:15||Preparing for a Career in Biodiversity Science||Dori Contreras|
|2:15-2:30||Funding and Opportunities||Muriel Poston|
|Speaker Panel Q&A (3:00 - 4:30) Panelists: Shane Campbell-Staton, Jessica Orozco, Shab Mohammadi, Dori Contreras, Muriel Poston |
| Round Table Discussion - Meet and Greet with Local Professionals (4:30 - 6:00) Nora Talkington (Navajo Nation Department of Fish & Wildlife), Judy Springer (Ecological Restoration Institute), Pete Fule (School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University), Jaime Yazzie (recent graduate student, National Tribal Air Association), Mike Rotter (graduate student, Merriam Powell Research Station), Erika Nowak (Colorado Plateau Research Station), Sheila Murray (The Arboretum at Flagstaff), Melissa Mark (Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, Northern Arizona University), Jessica Orozco (Hualapai Department of Natural Resources), Ted Martinez (Merriam Powell Research Station, Northern Arizona University), Jessica Gwinn (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), William Stewart (Bureau of Reclamation)|