Programs & Events

The Research Scientist’s Toolbox - Creating, Evaluating, Presenting, Defending

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Family Program
Workshop or Trip
Mar. 27, 2014 | Thursday, 6:00pm
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Thursday, March 27, 2014; 6:00pm-8:00pm
Minimum age 12. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Location: Nature Research Center - SECU Daily Planet - 1st floor
Free, but pre-registration is required to ensure a spot.

Students, are you interested in a career in science but not sure what it's really like or where to start?

Teachers and parents, are you trying to provide guidance to your students and children about a career in science?

Would you like a chance to interview, or even "grill" the people who are “living that life?”

This class will be a conversation between participants and the panel. There will be a few exercises, but the bulk of the program will be devoted to participants having free access to learn all they can about these exciting career paths, straight from the people who know best.

Registrants will receive short bios of the scientists on the panel before the class date.  Since these scientists are willingly donating their time, registrants are asked to review this material and come prepared with at least 5 questions they would like answered.

Example question areas include:

1) What did you Study? Why? Was it a mistake or the right choice? False starts or wrong directions?
2) How do you decide on a research direction?
3) How do you fund your research?
4) What is the world of grants like?
5) Lab Notebooks/Recording Data – how, why, who owns it
6) Ethics: Just because you can, should you?

Program Instructor: Deb Bailey, Coordinator for the Micro World Investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

All classes are made available through the generosity of a grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation.