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Panel to discuss career options for science PhDs
By Kimber Williams | Emory Report | June 19, 2015
Emory doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows with an interest in STEM education are invited to explore post-graduate career options in the upcoming panel discussion, “What can I do with my PhD?”
The free program, which is open to the public, will be held Thursday, June 25, from 3:45 to 6 p.m. in room 230 of the Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences (PAIS) building.
Panelists will discuss what they do and how they got there and share advice on career paths, job responsibilities and tips for career development. All panelists have earned PhDs. They include:
Meisa Salaita, co-founder and co-director of the Atlanta Science Festival and contributing writer to HowStuffWorks.com
Monya Ruffin, Emory senior scientist, Center for Selective C-H Functionalization director of education, outreach, and diversity
Megan Cole, undergraduate lab director and lecturer for Emory Department of Biology
Gillian Hue, associate director for undergraduate research in Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Drew Kohlhorst, associate director, Emory College Center for Science Education
Jerrold Jackson, director of retention data analytics for Emory’s Office for Undergraduate Education and adjunct assistant professor at Rollins School of Public Health
Pat Marsteller, (panel host), Emory biology professor and director of the Emory College Center for Science Education
The program is hosted by the Atlanta BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) Program, a collaboration between Emory University’s Laney Graduate School and graduate schools and postdoctoral offices within the Georgia Institute of Technology that serve the biological and biomedical disciplines.
The Atlanta BEST Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is designed for graduate and postdoctoral students who want to explore a range of biomedical-related career options through professional development.
For more information on the education career panel, contact Tami Hutto.