EEB graduate student orientation seminar
EEB 5100 (Planning for a career in EEB) - FALL 2017
This 1 credit seminar course is intended to provide orientation information to incoming EEB graduate students, although it is open to other students; we strongly advise new students to take it. The course will meet for about an hour a week, with 2-3 faculty or a small panel of other EEB-connected people discussing a given topic each week.
Meeting time: Tuesdays 3:45-5
Location: Bamford Room (Torrey 171B)
Grading: This course is graded on an S/U basis. Regular attendance and participation will result in a grade of S.
NOTE THAT SOME PRESENTERS, DATES, ETC. STILL NEED TO BE CONFIRMED (NOTED BELOW)
Tentative syllabus (subject to change)
|Aug 29||Kent Holsinger||What do you aim to accomplish in grad school (and beyond)?|| Kent's presentation on career outcomes
|Sept 5||Carl Schlichting, Elizabeth Jockusch||University/department structure and resources; Degree ontogenies|| NEED UPDATE?
|Sept 12||Paul Lewis||Communicating your work: web sites|| P. Lewis presentation
||Homework: complete your web site.|
|Sept 19||Louise Lewis, Holly Brown||Developing as a teacher|| Reading on teaching innovations
|Sept 26||Jill Wegrzyn, Andy Bush||Work-life balance|| In defense of downtime
|Oct 3||Grad panel: Becca Colby, Lisa Terlova, Jaleigh Pier and TBD||Courses, committees, TAing, getting started||Panel discussion: come with questions|
|Oct 10||CONFIRM Janine Caira, Kurt Schwenk||Formulating good scientific questions|| NEED UPDATE?
Kurt and Yaowu's handout on choosing research questions
|Oct 17|| Morgan Tingley,
||Communicating your work: conferences and publishing|| Getting a speaker award
|Oct 24|| Chris Simon,
|Mentoring|| Science Careers: Getting mentoring
|Oct 31|| Carlos Garcia-Robledo,
|How does research funding work|| NEED UPDATE?
|Nov 7||Grad panel: Valeria Milici, Austin Spence & TBD||Getting started in research||Panel discussion: come with questions|
|Nov 14|| Alumni panel:
||Careers outside academia||Ecological careers at NGOs||Panel discussion: come with questions|
|Nov 21||THANKSGIVING BREAK|
|Nov 28||CONFIRM Pam Diggle, ....||Research ethics and regulations|| Nature Editorial on research misconduct
|Dec 5||CONFIRM Margaret Rubega, Dave Wagner||Broader impacts, social media, and communication outside academia||How Broad Are Our Broader Impacts? An Analysis
How The Culture of Science Engagement is Evolving
(Read Exec Summary and 1st four pages of Intro)
Some modest advice for graduate students: Steve Stearns and Ray Huey
The full exchange is on Ray Huey's page: http://faculty.washington.edu/hueyrb/prospective.php
Stephen Stearns's later reflections: http://stearnslab.yale.edu/designs-learning