Professional Services

Científico Latino believes in spreading awareness of  professional development workshops to succeed in STEM to communities, universities, and institutions  to train future underrepresented scientists. To this end, we have provide public, open-access webinars (many now available as recordings) and contracted, interactive workshops at institutions (see here for a full list).

 

Making STEM accessible to everyone is our priority. However, it is important to us that we ensure that our team members (graduate students and recent PhD graduates), and dedicated volunteers to STEM outreach, are properly compensated for their time in developing workshops. Thus, we cannot participate in unpaid professional services. 

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Co-Founder Dr. Robert W. Fernandez speaking at Quinnipiac University.

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Co-Founders Dr. Robert W. Fernandez, Olivia Goldman, and senior team member Dr. Carlos Rico speaking at the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute.

Notable workshops that we have given at university/institutions:

  • Yale University

  • Rockefeller University (BioAcCES Virtual Conference 2020) 

  • Mexican Institutes at CUNY

  • Si Se Puede Foundation STEM Conference

  • American National History Museum (Professional Day)

  • Quinnipiac University

WORKSHOPS

  • Applying to Graduate School and Writing a Strong Personal Statement

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 Post-bac/NIH-PREP Programs in the Biosciences 

What post-bac programs consist of, how to apply for post-bac programs, a timeline of the post-bac application process, and how to build a strong application. 

  • Applying to Summer Research Programs (Undergraduate)

How to apply for summer  research programs, a timeline of the summer research program application process, how to build a strong application, and dissecting successful summer research program applications.

  • Preparing for a STEM Career at the College Level

This workshop focuses on making the most of your college academic journey to prepare for a career in the sciences. Our attendees will learn about the importance of research experience, undergraduate and graduate school funding resources, discover summer research programs and graduate school campus visits, and post-graduate research opportunities. 

 Services that we provide

  • Professional development workshops for undergraduate students at universities, colleges, community colleges, and summer research programs 

  • Professional development workshops at seminars, academic and scientific conferences

  • Talks to high school and college students about our journey in STEM

Our professional development workshops are tailored to be 1.5 hours in duration. If you are interested in contracting Científico Latino Team members to provide these workshops, please contact us at rwf2123@columbia.edu or cientificolatino@gmail.com with your inquiry

If your topic of interest is not listed above, reach out to us so we can discuss further.