Education and Professional Development

Science Meets Marketing: The Key to a Successful Career 
Professional development programming organized by the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee

Co-organizers:
Rachell Booth, Univ. of the Incarnate Word, and Marvin Payne, La Sierra Univ.

Sunday, April 22

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strategically Building Your CV at Every Career Stage
  With the diverse career options available for scientists as well as the rapid increase in the use of online profiles, it is important to not only gain appropriate skills and experience in support of career development, but also to present a professional profile to the public and/or prospective employers that helps promote specific career objectives.  In this session, speakers from both academia and industry will present strategies that students, trainees, faculty, and industrial scientists can use to ensure that their experiences are leading to the career path that they desire and that they are marketing themselves in the best possible manner to achieve their career goals.
 
  • Nicquet Blake, UT Health San Antonio  
  • Mary CanadyComprendia, LLC and San Diego Biotechnology Network  
  • Robert To, Bayer HealthCare 

Panel discussion:

  • Nicquet Blake, UT Health San Antonio
  • Rachel Booth,University of the Incarnate Word  
  • Mary CanadyComprendia, LLC and San Diego Biotechnology Network  
  • Marvin Payne*, La Sierra University, Moderator  
  • Robert To, Bayer HealthCare  
 
2:30 p.m.      ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education Lecture
 

Paul Craig, Rochester Inst. of Technology
Promoting hypothesis-driven thinking in the undergraduate biochemistry lab

During this lecture Undergraduate Best Poster Competition awards and Honor Society inductees will be announced.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Workshop: Strategically Building Your CV at Every Career Stage
  Join in this hands-on workshop where attendees can discuss past or future experiences and how they link to a specific career path along with the best tools for marketing themselves.  Workshop participants will be divided into groups based on their interests and career level and session speakers will facilitate the discussions within each group.  While all career stages can benefit from this workshop, students, post-docs and early-career scientists are urged to attend. Your next job could depend on it.
 
  • Nicquet Blake, UT Health San Antonio  
  • Rachel Booth,Univ. of the Incarnate Word , Workshop Moderator
  • Mary CanadyComprendia, LLC and San Diego Biotechnology Network  
  • Marvin Payne, La Sierra University  
  • Robert To, Bayer HealthCare  
   


Monday, April 23

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Communicating Scientific Ideas to Novice Audiences 
  Have you ever been the expert in the room trying to explain your scientific ideas or findings and your audience just does not get your message or gets the wrong message?  Whether in a symposium, group meeting, classroom, or interview, effectively telling your scientific story to others is vitally important to a successful career.  This session brings together speakers from diverse backgrounds to discuss communicating science effectively to non-expert groups. Even experienced communicators will benefit from the cross-disciplinary interactions in this session.
 
  • Paul Craig, Rochester Inst. of Tech.
  • Nana Lee, Univ. of Toronto  
  • Arthur Lupia, Univ. of Michigan   
     

Panel discussion participants:

  • Rachel Booth, Univ. of the Incarnate Word, Moderator  
  • Paul Craig, Rochester Inst. of Tech.  
  • Nana Lee, Univ. of Toronto
  • Arthur Lupia, Univ. of Michigan
  • Marvin Payne, La Sierra Univ.  
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Workshop: Molecular Visualization
  This workshop will present to scientists of all levels the practical knowledge for how to communicate molecular structure/function using low-cost, but powerful methods. Techniques for using molecular visualization software to effectively convey structural features will be demonstrated. Included will be a sample of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies that have been shown to enhance understanding of molecular structures.
 
  • Jeffry L. Mills, Rochester Inst. of Tech.
  • Rachel Booth, Univ. of the Incarnate Word  
  • Marvin Payne, La Sierra Univ.