COSEE NOW is pleased to present an optional webinar series for Early Career Scientists. In this series, we will introduce a new tool to help you write a Broader Impact statement, explore how to use Social Networking Tools to broaden your professional network, and discuss how to interview and negotiate for an academic position.
Who should attend? This series is designed for early career scientists.
Presenters: The webinar series is sponsored by the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) and the National Science Foundation.
Session 1: Introducing the Broader Impact Wizard
Date: June 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST
Presenter: Carrie Ferraro, Rutgers University & COSEE NOW, and Liesl Hotaling, Eidos Education & COSEE
In this session, we will provide a tutorial for COSEE NOW’s new online software, designed to assist scientists applying to NSF for research funding with their Criterion II requirements. The software is a five-step process that helps scientists determine the best education and public outreach plan to translate their research broadly. The final product of the program is an outline of important points to incorporate into your Broader Impact statement, including detailed objectives, examples of relevant educational literature to include, and an evaluation plan for the proposed project.
Sessions 2: Broadening Your Network Using Social Network Tools
Date: June 11, 2012 at 1:00pm EST
Presenter: Bob Chen, University of Massachusetts – Boston & COSEE OCEAN
Social networking is an important new tool for collaboration and knowledge exchange among scientists. In this program, we explore using tools such as Facebook, Twitter, online workgroups, and forums to leverage existing professional networks to increase capacity and productivity.
Session 3: How to Interview and Negotiate for an Academic Position
Date: July 2, 2012 at 1:00pm EST
Presenter: Jim Yoder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution & COSEE NOW
In this session, Dr. Jim Yoder will share his top ten things you should do when interviewing for an academic position. He will review the steps in the process from the phone interview to the face-to-face meeting, and what to do once you have a job offer. Participants are invited to bring a colleague for this informative event.