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Early Career Events

The Early career event program provides opportunities for less senior scientists to network and learn from volunteers from the community.

NameDateOrganisersPrice
Oral Presentation Skills for Students 12 Aug Alice Williams US$25
Dual Careers in Academia 13 Aug US$10
Publishing and reviewing 13 Aug US$10
Flipping a geochemistry classroom using team-based learning 14 Aug US$10
Learn about Funding Opportunities 14 Aug US$10
Communicating Science 16 Aug US$10
How to be a successful Post-doc 16 Aug US$10

Early Career Event Details

Oral Presentation Skills for Students

Oral Presentation Skills for Students

Sunday 12th August 12:30-17:00
Contacts: Alice Williams
Price: US$25

Giving a presentation at Goldschmidt can be a daunting prospect, particularly for those who are presenting at an international conference for the first time or whose first language is not English. During this afternoon workshop, students will have the opportunity to practise, get feedback, and work on their Goldschmidt talks in small groups led by young anglophone scientists experienced in giving oral presentations. The course will be a half-day and will be held in the Hynes centre so those attending can best prepare to give their talks in the same set up as will be used in the conference. Specific help and guidance will be provided for students whose first language is not English, and group leaders will be trained and coordinated by a professional English language instructor. A workshop manual will be provided in advance to help students design and prepare their presentations before arriving in Boston. Priority will be given to students giving an oral presentation at Goldschmidt2018. This course is supported by the GS.


Dual Careers in Academia

Monday 13th August 12:45-14:15
Price: US$10

Dual-career issues are increasingly important in higher education today. Over 70 percent of faculty are in dual-career relationships; more than a third are partnered with another academic. This trend is particularly strong among women scientists and assistant professors. Universities are seeing an increasing number of high quality candidates for faculty positions partnered with another academic. This presents universities with a challenge, but also a great opportunity to diversify their faculty. The challenges and rewards for University administrations and dual career couples will be discussed and experiences shared. A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


Publishing and reviewing

Monday 13th August 12:45-14:15
Price: US$10

The aim of this workshop is to provide information on how to successfully publish your research and how to review manuscripts. A panel of editors will share their perspective on such matters as:

  • How to start the process of getting your paper published
  • How to navigate the ethical pitfalls of writing scientific papers
  • How the peer review process works
  • Recovering from reviewers comments – revise and reply
  • How to be a great reviewer

Attendees are invited to interact with the panel and ask questions to learn more about the publishing and reviewing process.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


Flipping a geochemistry classroom using team-based learning

Tuesday 14th August 12:45-14:15
Price: US$10

Team-Based Learning (TBL) - an instructional strategy for using active learning in small groups will be demonstrated with participants’ first-hand in this workshop. I will then share an overview of this teaching and learning strategy, which is essentially one version of a flipped classroom where the students’ experience changes from acquiring course content in the classroom to applying course content in the classroom in teams, and my experience and challenges using TBL in an environmental geochemistry classroom.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


Learn about Funding Opportunities

Tuesday 14th August 12:45-14:15
Price: US$10

This workshop is open to all Goldschmidt attendees and will be particularly helpful to early-career and mid-career participants, especially graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty thinking about applying for funding to conduct research in Europe and in the U.S. Short presentations will be followed by a questions and answers period. Panelists will include Nicolas Sifakis from the ERC.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


Communicating Science

Thursday 16th August 12:45-14:15
Price: US$10

Most scientists don't have the training or connections they need to communicate about their work beyond their peers. This workshop will introduce scientists to tools they need to make their communication more effective. The training begins with a brief overview of communications principles, and then introduces the Message Box and the idea of tailoring your message to your audience. The training culminates with media interview scenarios.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


How to be a successful Post-doc

Thursday 16th August 12:45-14:15
Price: US$10

The post-doctoral stage of any academic career is a chance to increase skills, build networks, develop new research projects, and figure out how to take the next steps in your career. With this full suite, it can be all too easy to fail to prioritize and miss advantageous opportunities. Take advantage of this workshop to learn from a range of experiences and feel confident that you can get the most out of a postdoctoral experience.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


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