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The Científico Latino team does professional development workshops and online webinars to help demystify STEM careers for undergraduates, high schoolers and students applying to graduate school! If you'd like to host one of our workshops or webinar with your organization, contact us at cientificolatino@gmail.com.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Escuela Graduada: Como será el proceso de admisiones en tiempos de pandemia?

Location:   Virtual — Register here!
Date:            6PM EST, November 2, 2020

*This webinar will be completely in *Spanish*
This webinar is in partnership with Caminos en Ciencia. Panelists will be Karina Gonzalez Herrera, PhD (Associated Director of Diversity and Minority Initiatives at Harvard University), 
Arnaldo Díaz, PhD (Assistant Dean for Research Training Programs at University of Pennsylvania),  Jesús M. Velázquez, PhD (Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of California, Davis), Yaihara Fortis Santiago, PhD (Associate Director of Postdoctoral Affairs and Trainee Diversity Initiatives).

 

PAST EVENTS

Gadareth Higgs

GradPI: Choosing a Research Mentor

Location:   Virtual — Recording Here! (subtitles coming soon)
Date:            6PM EST, October 15, 2020

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public! This webinar will be led by GradPI founder, Gadareth Higgs (PhD candidate in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University). Learn more about GradPI here. If you’re applying to graduate school or entering your first year in graduate school, learn how to select the right research mentor by registering today!

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Location:   Virtual

Date:            Saturday, 10/3/2020

RiSI, Científico Latino, and the Rockefeller University Dean’s Office of Graduate Studies are collaborating to host BioAcCES (Academic Conference for Emerging Scholars), a virtual conference for undergraduate students, on October 3rd, 2020.

Our program included: Talks and posters by current undergraduate students in various fields of biosciences, workshops  and a panel discussion of different career paths you might take with a PhD Stay tuned for more details! Visit rurisi.com/bioacces for more information.

Recorded Webinars/Workshops From BioAcCES 2020
Click talk titles to view recording, or go to the full BioAcCES 2020 video playlist here

Kirill Chesnov

Science Opportunities for High School Students

Location:   Virtual — Recording Here! (subtitles coming soon)
Date:            7PM EST, October 2, 2020

This webinar is open to the public! Kirill Chesnov (Duke Ph.D. Student in Neurobiology) will discuss the various science research opportunities you can pursue in high school! If you missed it, do not worry. Here is the PDF to the presentation, along with webinar that is available for you to view on our YouTube channel.

Mónica C.
Acevedo-Molina

Applying to the NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual Fellowship

Location:   Virtual — Recording Here! (subtitles coming soon)
Date:            3PM EST, September 25, 2020

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public! Mónica C. Acevedo-Molina (University of Arizona Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology) will discuss relevant components to the NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship and advice on how to create a strong application.

Applying to the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Location:   Virtual — Recording Here! (subtitles coming soon)
Date:            6PM EST, September 17, 2020

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public! Rocío Del Mar Saavedra (NSF GRFP and Ford Fellow, Yale Ph.D. Candidate in Cell Biology) will go the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program and advice on how to create a strong application.

Rocío Del Mar Saavedra

Applying to Graduate School Fellowships

Location:   Virtual — Recording Here! (subtitles coming soon)
Date:            7PM EST, September 16, 2020

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public! Juan Barajas, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow at St. Jude's Children Research Hospital) will provide an overview of graduate school fellowships and reasons to pursue them.

Juan Barajas, Ph.D.

Applying to Graduate School in Chemistry

Location:   Virtual — Recording Here! (subtitles coming soon)
Date:            6PM EST, September 9, 2020

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public! Becky Rodriguez (University of Minnesota Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry) will go over applying to graduate school in chemistry.

Becky Rodriguez

Juan Barajas, Ph.D.

Cathy Amaya

How to Write an Effective Personal Statement for Graduate School

Location:   Virtual
Date:            6PM EST, September 8, 2020

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public! Juan Barajas, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Fellow at St. Jude's Children Research Hospital) and Cathy Amaya (Yale Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry) will go over how to write a personal statement for graduate school programs in the sciences.

Overview of the STEM Graduate School Application Process

Location:   Virtual
Date:            5PM EST, September 5, 2020

Daisy Duan,

Paola Figuero Delgado,

Aníbal Tornés Blanco

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public!​ Daisy Duan (Yale Ph.D. Student in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), Paola Figuero Delgado (University of Michigan Ann-Arbor Ph.D. Student in Biological Chemistry), Aníbal Tornés Blanco (Yale Ph.D. Candidate in Cell Biology) will go over what a Ph.D. program in the sciences consists of, how to apply for a graduate program, a timeline on the graduate school application process, and how to build a strong application.

Applying to Graduate School in Physics

Location:   Virtual — Recording Here! (subtitles coming soon)
Date:            6PM EST, September 4, 2020

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public! George Iskander (University of Chicago Ph.D. Student in Physics) will go over applying to graduate school in physics.

George Iskander

Rocío Del
Mar Saavedra

Gwenaëlle
Thomas

Applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program Webinar

Location:   Virtual
Date:            6PM EST, September 3, 2020

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public! Rocío Del Mar Saavedra (NSF GRFP and Ford Fellow, Yale Ph.D. Candidate in Cell Biology) and Gwenaëlle Thomas (NSF GRFP Fellow, Duke Ph.D. Candidate in Neurobiology) will go over the NSF GRFP Graduate Fellowship Program and give their advice on how to create a strong application.

Nuri Jeong

Mariella
Quispe-Carbajal

Applying to Graduate School as an International Student Webinar

Location:   Virtual
Date:            6PM EST, September 1, 2020

This webinar is a part of our Graduate School Mentorship Initiative, but is also open to the public! Nuri Jeong (Emory University Ph.D. Candidate in Neuroscience) and Mariella Quispe-Carbajal (Stony Brook University Ph.D. Student in Biochemistry & Structural Biology) will go over applying to graduate school in STEM as an international student.

Robert W. Fernandez,

Catherine Amaya,

Carlos Rico

Journal Club Perú Webinar

Location:   Journal Club Perú (Virtual)
Date:            4/26/2020

Robert W. Fernandez, Catherine Amaya, and Carlos Rico delivered a webinar as invited guests to a journal club meeting with an audience of Peruvian undergraduates, college graduates, and Master’s students coming from a variety of STEM backgrounds including Chemistry, Engineering, and Mathematics. In this webinar, they provide an overview of the STEM Ph.D. application process and how Científico Latino assists students from underrepresented backgrounds navigate the process through GSMI.

What to Expect in Graduate School Webinar

Location:   Virtual
Date:             3/16/2020

Daisy Duan, Olivia Goldman, Catherine Amaya, and Gwenaëlle Thomas delivered the last 2019-2020 GSMI webinar, discussing what GSMI participants should expect going into graduate school this Fall 2020. Topics covered included transitioning into graduate school, financial matters, lab rotations, and balancing research with social life. Congratulations to all of our amazing mentees who participated in the program  for finishing the application process and finally starting their PhD journeys!

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Mexican Studies Institute (CUNY) Workshop on Applying to Graduate School

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Location:   CUNY Mexican Studies Institute (New York, NY)
Date:            3/5/2020

Carlos Rico, Olivia Goldman, and Robert W. Fernandez gave a workshop on navigating graduate school applications, which included topics on preparing a strong personal statement/resume, tackling impostor syndrome, and the importance of carving our paths as URM students in higher education.

Post-Graduate Opportunities Webinar

Location:    Virtual
Date:             2/28/2020

Yessica Santana, Catherine Amaya, and Olivia Goldman delivered this webinar to participants of the 2019-2020 GSMI program. They discussed their gap years between college and graduate school, spending that duration of time as a post-bacc researcher and lab technicians to hone their research skills and help prepare them for graduate school.

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Si Se Puede Foundation STEM Conference: Creating STEM Mentors

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Location:   Chandler Gilbert Community College (Chandler, Arizona)
Date:            1/25/2020

Olivia Goldman and Robert W. Fernandez (co-founders of Científico Latino) gave a workshop on Científico Latino and preparing for a career in science to college students.

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American Museum of Natural History Professional Day

Location:   American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY)
Date:            1/18/2020

Olivia Goldman, Robert W. Fernandez, Daisy Duan, Carlos Rico gave a workshop on Científico Latino and Applying to Summer Research Programs to high school students and college students.

Graduate School Preparation Webinar

Location:   Virtual
Date:            11/02/2019, 11/10/2019

Robert W. Fernandez,

Daisy Duan,

Olivia Goldman

Robert W. Fernandez, Olivia Goldman, and Daisy Duan gave a workshop on navigating the graduate school application process, which covered topics on writing a powerful personal statement, building a strong resumé, and compiling a list of strong letters of recommendations.

Quinnipiac STEM Enhancement Program (QSTEP)

Location:   Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
Date:            2/27/2019

Robert W. Fernandez shared his journey on STEM and presented on Científico Latino resources.

2018 SACNAS: Diversity in STEM Conference

Location:   SACNAS (San Antonio, TX)
Date:            10/11/2018

Robert W. Fernandez was a panelist of a workshop “Life Happens: Surviving Academia despite Adversity, sponsored by the Yale Ciencia Academy. He shared his journey on STEM and his work on Científico Latino.

York College (CUNY)

Location:   York College, CUNY (Jamaica, NY)
Date:            5/10/2018

Diego Alvarado Mateo (Assistant Editor) presented on Científico Latino resources to York college students.

Being Human in STEM conference at Yale University

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Location:   Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Date:            4/29/2018

Robert W. Fernandez presented an exhibit booth on Científico Latino to college and graduate students.

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