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The Final Schedule

The 2018 Midwest Regional SACNAS Conference at the University of Chicago
Progress on All Fronts: Personal, Professional, and Social Advancement

DATE:
SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2018
LOCATION:
ERC – 5640 S. ELLIS AVE CHICAGO, IL

7:45 am – 9:00 am: Check-In and Continental Breakfast (Lobby and Auditorium)

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Opening Introduction (Auditorium)

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Workshop/Panel Block #1

  • RM 201 – Funding and Fellowships
    • Presented by UChicagoGrad
  • RM 301 – Data Science for Non-Data-Scientists
    • Presented by Camille Avestruz
  • RM 401 – Tips and Tricks for Graduate School
    • Presented by UIC SACNAS

10:45 am – 2:15 pm: Recruitment Expo (Lobby)

Stop by and learn more about graduate programs from various institutions across the Midwest!

10:45 am – 11:45 am: Student Poster Session (Lobby)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian Nord

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Student Research Talks

  • RM 201 – 4 speakers
  • RM 301 – 4 speakers
  • RM 401 – 4 speakers

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Workshop/Panel Block #2

  • RM 301 – Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
    • Presented by Dr. Adia Gooden
  • RM 401 – “This is What a Scientist Looks Like” Round Table Discussion
  • RM 501 – “This is What a Scientist Looks Like” Round Table Discussion

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm: Workshop/Panel Block #3

  • RM 301 – Microaggression in the Lab
    • Presented by Dr. Charee Mosby-Holloway
  • RM 401 – How to Think About an Impossible Problem 
    • Panel Discussion with Dr. Phoebe Rice, Dr. Stephen Meridith, and Dr. Stephanie Palmer
  • RM 501 – Group Discussion: Experience Sharing and Growing Together

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Regina Dixon-Reeves

Regional Conference

Join us on April 28th 2018 here at the University of Chicago for the Regional Midwestern SACNAS Conference. This year, we are presenting Progress on all Fronts Personal, Professional and Societal Advancement.

We are looking for facilitators to lead workshops and panels relating to careers in STEM and tacking tough issues like impostor syndrome and  implicit bias.

We are also selling tables for universities to recruit students at our conference please email us if you are interested at ucsacnas(at)gmail(dot)com