Biodiversity Career Event; Albuquerque, New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

 

Saturday, November 9 - Workshop Event

 

Featured Speakers:

Corey Welch

Ornithologist/Mammalogist

Director of STEM Scholars Program, Iowa State University

 

Talk Title: 

Succeeding in the Sciences: advice from an academic outsider who learned how to get inside

Jeanette Pirlo

Paleontologist

Graduate Student, University of Florida

 

Talk Title

When You Do What You Love, it Stops Feeling Like Work: Ups and Downs of Graduate School

Roland Roberts

Botanist

Program Director, National Science Foundation

Talk Title

Opportunities for Education, Travel and Research in Biodiversity Science

Tentative Agenda: Saturday, November 9

Location: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

Directions to New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Albuquerque, NM

http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/visitors/location-and-directions

9:00 - 9:30          Breakfast/meet & Greet (9:00-9:30)

9:30 - 9:35            Intro and Logistics (Anna Monfils, Professor and Director, CMU Herbarium)

9:35 - 9:45            Welcome from Host Museum (Deb Novak, Chief of Education, New Mexico Museum of

                              Natural History)

9:45 - 10:00         Defining what you need: making the most of this opportunity (Gabriela Hogue,

                              Collections Manager, Ichthyology North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences)

10:00 - 10:15       Discussion

10:15 - 10:30       Succeeding in the Sciences: advice from an academic outsider who learned how to get

                              inside (Corey Welch, Director, STEM Scholars Program, Iowa State University)

10:30 - 10:45       Discussion

10:45 - 11:00     Break

11:00 - 11:15       When You Do What You Love, it Stops Feeling Like Work: Ups and Downs of Graduate

                              School (Jeanette Pirlo, Research Assistant, Florida Museum of Natural History)

11:15 - 11:30       Discussion

11:30 - 12:30       Museum Tours

12:30 - 1:15       Lunch provided

1:15 - 1:30           Opportunities for Education, Travel and Research in Biodiversity Science (Roland

                              Roberts, Program Director, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON),

                              Operations Division of Biological Infrastructure Directorate for Biological Sciences)

1:30-1:45             Discussion

1:45 - 2:15           Applying to Graduate School (Anna Monfils) PDF of presentation

2:15 - 3:00           Discussion and Questions for Panel on Applying to Graduate School:

                              Mechelle Crazy Thunder (Career Center, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute);

                              Heather Fitzgerald (School of Math Science and Engineering, Central New Mexico

                              Community College); Tony Marin, (Assistant VP Student Affairs, New Mexico State

                              University, NMSU); Cheryl Martin (Senior Academic Advisor, Biology Graduate Program

                              Coordinator, University of New Mexico); Michael Ray (American Indian Program,

                              NMSU); Emily Stern (Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning, Santa Fe Community

                              College)

3:00 - 3:15         Break

3:15 - 4:15          Discussion and Questions for Careers in Biodiversity Science Panelists: 

                             Katelyn P. Driscoll (US Forest Service); D. Westin Furr (New Mexico Fish and Wildlife

                             Conservation Office, NMFWCO); Debra HiIl (US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological

                             Services); Donavan Jackson (Wingate Highschool); Gwen Kolb (US Fish and Wildlife

                             Service, PFW);  Rachel Loehman (US Geological Service); Maria Mullins (Bureau of Land

                             Management); Teresa Mayfield-Meyer (Collections Assistant in UNM Genomic

                             Resources Collection); Bob Sivinski (Botanist)

4:15 - 5:30          Round Table Discussions – Graduate School Advising and Career Services

                             Representatives, Local Professionals, and Faculty Mentors 

 

Faculty Mentors:

Donovan Bailey (Professor of Plant Systematics, New Mexico State University, NMSU); Kevin Floyd (Lecturer, Biological Sciences, Assistant Botanical Curator, Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, The University of Texas at El Paso, UTEP); Melvin Foster (Science Laboratory Technician, Navajo Technical University); Ross A. McCauley (Associate Professor of Biology; Curator, Fort Lewis College Herbarium, Fort Lewis College); Neil Snow (Associate Professor of Biology/Director T.M. Sperry Herbarium, Pittsburg State University); Vicky Zuang (Collections Manager, UTEP Biodiversity Collections, UTEP)