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Moving FORWARD in Space 2013 Workshop

February 3, 2013

Are you an early career scientist whose goal is a tenured academic position? Then consider joining us for the Moving FOWARD in Space workshop on the Sunday before LPSC  (March 17) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

The workshop is geared toward providing young female scientists with information and skills necessary to be successful in a tenure-track academic position. Meeting activities will focus on developing networking connections, techniques for more successful writing, acquiring grant funding, sharing of classroom ideas and materials, maintaining work-life balance, and challenges for dual career couples.

Attendance will be limited; please visit Moving FORWARD in Space for applications and more information (including details on applying for a travel stipend to help cover hotel costs for Saturday night). Although this conference is aimed specifically at female scientists, we encourage all underrepresented minorities and dual career-couples in the planetary sciences to apply.

[Why FORWARD? Both workshops have been funded by a grant from FORWARD to Professorship, which was funded by the NSF ADVANCE program.]

The first workshop (announcement and follow-up posts) was definitely a success – if any of our attendees catch this post, please share your experiences (and perhaps how you’ve built on them since the workshop) in the comments.

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  1. February 4, 2013 11:47 am

    Hi All, I got a TON out of going to this workshop at Temple last summer, and I am very excited it will be offered at LPSC. There is no substitute for hearing strategies that others have come up with from their first hand experiences dealing with the challenges of academia and the job search.

    Also, if you are coming the night before just for this workshop, perhaps we can coordinate the sharing of rooms. Let me know if you are interested in this and I will get a list of people together.

    • Emily Martin permalink
      February 8, 2013 2:50 pm

      I am really looking forward to attending! I’m interested in a room share for the night of the 16th. Have you had any other inquires?

      • February 10, 2013 5:28 pm

        Hey Emily, I just saw this note and will e-mail you soon :)

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