Conferences are a key part of science. We attend them to hear about other people’s work and present our own, discuss new ideas, and network. Scientific conferences are also important stepping-stones in the career development of trainees. In this live Q&A, presented by iBiology in collaboration with National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), panelists Dr. Manu Platt, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Chair for Graduate Admission and Recruiting, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Dr. Maritza Salazar, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Claremont Graduate University, and Dr. Ahna Skop, Associate Professor in Genetics at University of Wisconsin-Madison, offer practical advice and share their experiences getting the most out of a conference to help you advance your career.
Originally aired Thursday July 21, 2016.
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Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, PhD
iBiology and Ciencia Puerto Rico
Program Manager and Vice-Director
Mentor Networking Core, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
Dr. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer is the Science Outreach Program Manager for iBiology, an UCSF-based non-profit organization that produces free educational online videos featuring the world’s leading biologists. She is also the vice-director and news editor-in-chief of Ciencia Puerto Rico, an organization leveraging social networks to engage Hispanic scientists in culturally-relevant science communication and education. A scientist-turned-communicator, Mónica uses contextually-relevant and experiential-based lessons to make science and scientific role models accessible to underserved audiences. Mónica earned her B.S. in Human Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón, and her Ph.D. in Neurobiology at Harvard University. She is a former graduate research fellow from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and in 2013 she won the COPUS Paul Shin Memorial Award (2013) for her efforts to increase public understanding of science among Hispanic audiences. Her work has been featured on international media outlets, such as Univisión, VOXXI, and Scientific American among others.