The Whole Scientist

Preparing for science careers?

Join us as we assist in expanding your professional skills leading to fulfilling science careers. Graduate students and postdocs interact and develop skills in:

• science communication
• entrepreneurship
• teaching and mentoring skills
• laboratory management skills

The four day course will broaden the learner’s training opportunities. The modules provide morning lectures and evening case studies. The mid-day is available to meet with faculty, maintain personal office hours and explore Acadia National Park.

We’d love to see you here.
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Tuesday, May 27 
 
Session 1 ‐ Establishing Yourself in an Academic Setting 
Highseas Conference Room 
 
9:00am – 12:00pm  
 
Faculty: Gareth Howell, Jen Trowbridge, Wayne Frankel, Jeremy Ward, and Rob Burgess 
 
 Negotiating a contract 
 Transdisciplinary projects: Rob Burgess 
o Identifying questions ripe for collaboration 
o Finding resources to educate yourself about other fields of study. For 
example, biology for comp scientists; intro CS – e.g. MIT 6.00 for non‐
coders, but bio heavy 
o Identifying and locating collaborators 
 Lab management: grants, people, time 
 Setting up a lab 
 
7:00pm – 9:00pm 
  Currently Open
Session 2 ‐ Entrepreneurship in Science
Highseas Library
 
9:00am – 12:00pm 
 
Faculty:  Jay Friedlander 
 
 Business plan development: focus on the mindset of an entrepreneurship 
o Developing business and entrepreneurial best practices 
 
7:00pm – 9:00pm 
 
Faculty:  Jay Friedlander 
 
 Work group session 
 
 
 
Wednesday, May 28 
 
Teaching, Mentoring and Learning  
Highseas Conference Room 
 
9:00am – 12:00pm 
 
Faculty: Tara Affolter, Jeremy Ward, and Michelle Smith 
 
 Negotiating a contract 
 Transdisciplinary projects: Rob Burgess 
o Identifying questions ripe for collaboration 
 
7:00pm – 9:00pm 
 
 Active Learning Workshop  
 
Faculty: Tara Affolter, Jeremy Ward, and Michelle Smith 
 
 
   Thursday, May 29
 
Communication and Scientific Writing 
LCC Auditorium 
 
9:00am – 12:00pm 
 
Faculty: Joanne Goodnight and Walter Goldschmidts 
 
 “How to create an elevator pitch and why”: Joanne Goodnight 
 “Fs, and Ts, and Ks‐ Oh My!”: Walter Goldschmidts 
 When and how and why to apply for training and career development support. 
 
 
Lobster Bake and Keynote  
Highseas 
 
 
6:00pm – 9:00pm 
 
Faculty: Kenneth Paigen 
 
 My Career in Science 
 
 
 
Friday, May 30 
 
Wrap Up 
Highseas  
 
9:30am – 10:30pm 
 
 What did you learn? 
 Would you like to participate in a practicum on one of the modules presented? 
 Creating your Individual Development Plan 

26 May - 31 May 2014
Bar Harbor
United States of America
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