Agenda-at-a-Glance

Sunday, September 16

  • STEM Week Participants Arrive
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Student Programs
    • 5:00 PM: Networking Opening Reception

 

Monday, September 17

  • 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Student Development Sessions
    • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Student Development Committee Facilitates “Getting The Most Out of the NOBCChE Conference”
    • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Dr. Rena Robinson “Pursuing Your PhD With Purpose”
    • 11:15 AM – 12:00 Noon: Student Development Committee Facilitates “Interactive Resume/Cover Letter Review (Undergrads Only)”
    • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Interactive Resume/Cover Letter Review (Grad Students & PostDocs Only)
    • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dr. Michael D. Smith “GEM Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab (Undergrads attend full session, Grad Students last 2 hours)”
      • “Why Graduate School”
      • “How to Prepare for Graduate School”
      • “Understanding the GEM Fellowship”
      • “Voices From the Field: Real Life Research and Internship Experiences”
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Elevator Speech/2 Minute Drill
  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM STEM Week Activities
    • 11:00 AM: Registration
    • 12:00 Noon: Kickoff Luncheon with scholarship panel
    • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Science Bowl Warm-up and Elimination Rounds
    • 5:00 PM: End of Day/High School Student Free Time
    • 12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM: Winifred Burks-Houck Luncheon 
    • 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Professional Development
      • 1:30 PM – 5:30 Noon: Dr. Yvette Huet & Dr. Jane Tucker – “Career Building for Graduate Students and Postdocs”

 

Tuesday, September 18

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM STEM Week Activities
    • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon: STEM Festival/Career Expo
    • 12:00 Noon – 5:30 PM: High School Student Free time
    • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Community STEM Outreach (TBD; Time Subject to Change)
    • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Poster setup
    • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: High School Poster Competition (alongside ConneXions Poster Session)
    • 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Science Bowl Championship Round
    • 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Professional Development
      • 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon: Dr. Yvette Huet & Dr. Jane Tucker – “Career Building for Professionals”
      • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Career Fair
      • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Special Session (Facilitated by Student Programs)
        • 3:00 PM: Dr. Talitha Washington – “How To Be An Unhidden Figure In Science”
        • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM NOBCChE ConneXions Poster Session   
          • Awards Reception immediately following

 

Wednesday, September 19

  • 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM Technical Sessions (Sessions TBA; Includes Lloyd Ferguson Symposium)
  • 12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM Percy Julian Luncheon/STEM Week Awards Ceremony
  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Technical Sessions (Sessions TBA)
  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Professional Development
    • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Dr. Danielle Watt & Dr. Lloyd Munjanja – “Tailoring Your Resume to Transfer Your Ph.D. Skills to Careers Beyond the Professoriate”
    • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Dr. Rena Robinson – “Setting Up Your Research Group”
    • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Dr. Stefan France & Dr. Keith Oden – “Politicking On The Job”
    • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: C. Michelle Jenkins – “NSF: Prospective Talks On Proposal Funding Opportunities”
    • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Master Scientist Session
      • 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Invited Speaker (Suggested by Julian Awardee)
      • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Percy Julian Awardee Research Presentation

 

Thursday, September 20

  • 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM Technical Sessions (Sessions TBA; Includes Henry McBay Symposium)
  • 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Professional Development Sessions
    • 8:00 AM – 12 noon: ACS Leadership Sessions
      • 8 AM – 10AM: Finding Your Path
      • 10 AM – 12 noon: Working For Yourself
  • 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Dr. Cedric D’Hue, Dr. Laurel Royer, Dr. Edgar Rodriguez, Dr. Serena Farquharson Torres “Patents Lifecycle Skit and Intellectual Property Panel
    • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Patent Process Skit
    • 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Patent Process Panel Discussion
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Dr. Iris Wagstaff – “AAAS Education and Human Resources Science Fellowship Opportunities”
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Closing Awards Reception