Professional Development Series
for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars

Registration for Events

Registration for workshops will become available two weeks prior to the date of the workshop.

You cannot reserve a space for a workshop unless you provide us with all of the information requested below.

We recommend that you register in advance to help the organizers estimate the number of attendees, and to enable a smoother sign-in process on the day of the event. If you do not register in advance, you can register at the door. For events that have high registration, if you register at the door you will be let in about 5 minutes prior to the event start time.

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Check the boxes for the workshops you will attend. All workshops are open to grad students and post-docs.

For descriptions of all workshops, grad students and post-docs can click here.

Will Attend Event Date Time Location
N/A The Third Culture: Science, Art, and the Imperative of Communication
Rita Blaik (CNSI UCLA)
January 16
12:00pm - 1:00pm Elings 1601
N/A A Career Journey from Neuroscience to Biology Education
Kimberly Tanner (SFSU)
Co-sponsors: UCSB HHMI, ONDAS
January 19
8:30am - 9:30am Elings 1601
N/A Bioengineering a Way to Mars: Space Synthetic Biology?
Jessica E. Snyder, Ph.D. & Nils J. Averesch, Ph.D.
NASA Ames Research Center
Co-sponsors: GSDA, WiSE
February 8
2:00pm - 3:00pm Elings 1601
N/A What can you patent? Should you patent? and How do you apply for a patent?
Mary Raven, Ph.D.
Licensing Officer, Office of Technology & Industry Alliances (TIA)
Co-sponsors: CBE, SEED-SB
February 22
2:00pm - 3:00pm Elings 1601
N/A NSF I-Corps and Innovation Node-Los Angeles
Tal Margalith (Executive Director of Technology at CNSI and SSLEEC)
With UCSB I-Corp alums – Jonathan Berger (Postdoc, Materials), Christopher Pynn (Graduate Student, Materials)
Sponsored by SEED-SB as part of a Technology Translation, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship seminar series
March 7
12:00pm - 1:30pm
**Lunch Provided at 11:45am**
Elings 1601
N/A Informational Interviews & How to Use Networking to your Advantage
Lana Smith-Hale, Career Counselor, Graduate Students, UCSB Career Services
Co-sponsored by CBE and Career Services
April 5
2:00pm - 3:00pm Elings 1601
N/A Getting the Message Across
Jean-Luc Doumont (PhD)
Co-Sponsored by CALPACS, Graduate Division WiSE

Are you a member of California Los Padres Section of the American Chemical Society?
[This event has already taken place]
April 10
4:00pm - 6:00pm Corwin Pavillion
N/A Career Panel
A Career Full of Science and Community Outreach

Lino Gonzalez (Senior Scientist, 23andMe; SACNAS President)
Patricia Silveyra (Assistant Professor, Penn State College of Medicine; SACNAS President)
Juan Carlos Ramos (R&D Engineer, Hewlett-Packard; SACNAS Leadership Institute alumnus)

Co-sponsored by SACNAS, UCSB-BD
April 13
12:00pm - 1:00pm Elings 1605
Event Full Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences:
Distilling Your Message for the Real World

Scott Shell (Chemical Engineering, UCSB) with workshop facilitators from BASF

Sponsored by the BASF California Research Alliance (CARA)
*Pizza lunch provided*
April 23
12:20pm - 1:50pm Loma Pelona Center 1100