There are still four events left in this semester’s Science Leadership and Management (SLAM) speaker series — see them all below! For more details, sign up for their mailing list — you’ll receive seminar announcements and be able to sign up to attend dinner with the speaker.

Science Leadership and Management (SLAM) Seminar Series

Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, 106 Stanley Hall

November 19: Bridging the Divide: Bringing Science to Bear on Public Policy and Regulatory Decisions

Dr. Anna Cederstav, Earthjustice

November 26: Being an Academic at a Major University: Research and Beyond

Prof. Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley

December 3: Working on Both Sides of the Equation: Perspectives from a Career at the National Science Foundation After Being in Academia

Dr. Timothy Patten, National Science Foundation

December 10: Better Materials for a Better World

Dr. David Breslauer, BOLT Threads

From the Organizers: What is SLAM?

Grad school is a great place to gain scientific expertise — but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a PhD. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists? To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, grad students from Chemistry, Physics, and MCB founded Science Leadership and Management (SLAM).

SLAM is a seminar series focused on understanding the many interpersonal interactions critical for success in a scientific lab, as well as some practical aspects of lab management. The target audience for this course is upper-level science graduate students with broad interests and backgrounds, and the skills discussed are applicable to a variety of career paths. Postdocs are also welcome to attend.