EEB and MB Graduate Student Organizations

Current version of the schedule: PDF

Current version of the program: PDF

 Saturday, April  2nd – Kansas Union – Jayhawk Blvd. 

8:30 AM Greetings and Refreshments Alderson Hall, Level 4
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction of 1st Keynote Speaker  
  Alexandra Erwin, EEB GSO Vice President  
9:05 AM 1st Keynote Speaker - Dr. Meredith Drosback  
  Assistant Director for Education and Physical Sciences  
  White House Office of Science and Technology Policy  
9:50 AM Introduction of 2nd Keynote Speaker  
  Boryana Koseva, EEB graduate student  
9:55 AM 2nd Keynote Speaker - Dr. Genevieve Smith  
  Program Director at Insight Data Science  
10:40 AM Break (Panel 1 setup)  
10:50 AM Panel 1 – Industry and Research Organizations  
  Dr. Young Lee, Geneticist, Monsanto  
  Dr. Carol Saunders, Director of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Children’s Mercy Hospital  
  Dr. Angela Ferguson, Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point of Care Testing, Children’s Mercy Hospital  
  Dr. Bria Kettle, Microbiologist, Bayer Crop Sciences  
  Dr. Stephen Voght, Science Writer and Editor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center  
11:35 AM Lunch Jayhawk Hall, Level 5
1:00 PM Panel 2 – Science Education, Outreach, and Administration Alderson Hall, Level 4
  Dr. Dyan Morgan, Assistant Director at the Center for Undergraduate Research, KU  
  Julie Bergene, Public Education Coordinator at Dole Institute of Politics  
  Lynn Villafuerte, Program Coordinator IMSD/PREP, Director of the PLUS Program, Director of KS DNA Day, KU  
  Dr. Rebecca Peterson, Director of Research Collaborations at University of Kansas  
  Bekkah Lampe, Museum Educator, Natural History Museum, KU  
1:40 PM Break (Panel 3 setup)  
1:50 PM Panel 3 –  Miscellaneous  
  Dr. Karthik Ramachandran, Vice President and Co-founder, Likarda  
  Dr. Karen Deak, Patent Lawyer  
  Matt Christopher, Business Development Manager at Triebold Paleontology, Inc  
  Tom de Man, Bioinformatician at the CDC  
  Dr. Barbara Keller, Elk Research Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation  
2:35 PM Break (setup for Fast Talks)  
2:40 PM Introduction of Graduate Student Fast Talks  
  Haifa Alhadyian, KU Graduate Student, GSA Education Committee  
2:45 PM Graduate Student Fast Talks  
  Haifa Alhadyian, Benefits to Becoming a GSA Member  
  Dr. Rita-Marie McFadden, Resources to Gain Leadership Skills  
  Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard, COMPASS: Utilizing Opportunities Through Scientific Societies  
  Kara Hinshaw, Internships: Not Just for Undergrads  
  Dr. Christopher Hamm, Teaching the Class I Wish I Had When I Began Grad School  
  Dr. Mark Jakubauskas, Professional Skills for Professional Scientists: The KU Science Managers Program  
3:30 PM Career Fair Main Lobby, Level 4
  Graduate Student and Post-doc Posters (3:30-4:00 PM)  
  Company Tables/Booths (3:30-4:30 PM)  
4:30 PM Social Networking Event The Jay, Level 1


Ever Onward Campaign

The SEARCH Symposium was partially funded by donations made to KU Student Endowment Board’s crowd-funding campaign, Ever Onward. If you would like to support our graduate student organizations and the 2017 SEARCH Symposium, please consider making a donation. Even the smallest donations make a difference. 

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