The New York Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of a Science Writing Associates Program that will give New York metropolitan area–graduate students and postdocs the opportunity to build their writing skills and credentials. Each Associate will attend at least three (3) Academy symposia per year in his or her area of expertise and will contribute a 1200 to 1500–word event summary for each symposium, to be featured in the event eBriefings on the Academy’s website: www.nyas.org/Publications/Ebriefings/Default.aspx.
News & Announcements
On Wednesday, September 7, 2011, Science Alliance hosted Melissa Marshall from Penn State University, who led the workshop "The Craft of Scientific Presentations". The event was also broadcast by webinar and will be available online later as an Academy eBriefing.
On Thursday, August 18, Science Alliance Director Monica Kerr participated in Columbia University's Department of Chemistry panel on “Non-Academic Careers for PhD Chemists”.
National Geographic channel is in search of a Scientist / Explorer to host a new 30 minute weekly TV show that highlights everything that is current and happening RIGHT NOW in the world of National Geographic, science, and exploration.
On June 30th, 2011, Science Alliance and Scientists Without Borders cohosted the event Innovating on a Shoestring: Medical Technologies for the Developing World. Over 70 people participated in person and via the web to hear about work being carried out at MIT's Innovations in International Health (IIH) program. A new group has been created on the Scientists Without Borders platform to encourage communication and collaboration among attendees and anyone else interested in the topic.
Monica Kerr was invited to be the first speaker for a new student-run Women in Science group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on June 22, 2011.
**Deadline for Submissions is being extended to Friday, July 1, 2011**. Animal Models and Their Value in Predicting Drug Efficacy and Toxicity: September 15 - 16, 2011 | www.nyas.org/AnimalModels
On May 19, Monica Kerr presented career planning strategies for scientists to graduate students and postdocs at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.
Post-Doctoral Curriculum Fellow in Infectious Diseases at Harvard Medical School & Education Coordinator at the Harvard Global Health Institute
The Curriculum Fellows Program (CFP) at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Global Health Institute are pleased to announce a Post-doctoral Curriculum Fellow position in Infectious Diseases. The CFP is a training program for early career scientist-teachers who are interested in an academic pathway involving teaching, curriculum development and program support in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is building a multidisciplinary research group in computer science and is inviting applicants for scientist and engineer positions.