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Monday, January 09, 2017
BEST site visit to P&G

We are extremely pleased to announce the recruitment of 2-6 BESTies to go on a site visit to Procter & Gamble's headquarters in Cincinnati, OH on January 9/10.  Limited participation.

Selected to participate were (pictured l to r) Ornella Nelson (Chemistry & Chemical Biology),

Location:
Cincinnati, OH

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
BEST Careers in...Science Policy

Navigate Your Future!

Rocco Casagrande, Cornell alumnus (did research in Tim Huffaker's lab) will speak on science policy and its role in government. He has served as a BEST mentor for a trainee BESTernship at Gryphon Scientific in Bethesda, MD who worked on the Gain of Function Report. Their

Location:
150 Warren Hall

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 08:59 AM
Finding Your Scientific Voice is now a course

Finding Your Scientific Voice, taught by Itai Cohen, has been promoted to course status from a BEST-supported workshop. Communicate your research more clearly to scientific audiences, and enroll now for:

PHYS 7685 Special Topics in Physics
Tuesdays 1:30-4:30 PM
110

Location:
110 Rockefeller

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 05:15 PM - 06:15 PM
BIOMS 5665 Community-based Cancer Research

This course is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates with interests in cancer research and cancer healthcare, and provides them an opportunity to engage with cancer patients and survivors from the local community as well as to develop skills related to public communication of

Location:
173 Warren Hall

Friday, January 27, 2017
2017 AAAS Annual Meeting registration deadline

The American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual meeting will be held in Boston on February 16-20, 2017.  

Theme:  Serving Society Through Science Policy

"To make decisions, societies rely on knowledge and multiple perspectives. Policies both within and outside science

Location:
Registration deadline today
Boston
Held Feb. 16-20

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:51 AM
Animal Health Hackathon

ADVANCING ANIMAL HEALTH WITH TECHNOLOGY

Join the first ever Animal Health Hackathon in the world, co-hosted by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and Entrepreneurship at Cornell! Students from across degrees, majors and colleges at Cornell, as well as guests from select veterinary colleges,

Location:
EHUB @ 409 College Avenue in Collegetown
Jan 27-29

Friday, January 27, 2017 01:25 PM - 04:25 PM
BME 4440 Science Policy: from Concept to Conclusion

As scientific and technological discoveries continue to change our world and society at a rapid pace, it has become imperative that our policymaking approach be informed by science. From energy policy to climate change, from healthcare to bioterrorism, from science education to technology innovation

Location:
230 Malot Hall

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Should I do a postdoc?

Why should I do a postdoc?
When is the right time to share career plans with my advisor?
Is a postdoc necessary for the career I plan to go into?

Come hear a panel of experts to learn the answers to these questions and more. Learn about the national trends on careers and postdocs, and get a

Location:
Weill 226
Register by January 29

Thursday, February 02, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Debate Coach Sam Nelson

ASAP (Advancing Science And Policy) invites you to hear from Cornell’s renowned debate coach, Sam Nelson. Sam received both his Juris Doctorate and Master’s degree in speech communication.

We will be learning about how to successfully devise talking points, the art of argumentation and

Location:
221 Weill Hall

Thursday, February 02, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Green Corps information session

Are interested in making an impact on the most pressing issue of our time?Want the skills necessary to become an effective organizer and advocate for environmental issues?

Join Green Corps Field Organizer Stephanie Miles to learn more about Green Corps' yearlong training program in environmental

Location:
142 Goldwin Smith

Friday, February 03, 2017 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Grant Review Criteria Webinar

Just as Elizabeth Barrett Browning recounts the numerous ways in which she loves her husband in her poem, “How Do I Love Thee? Let me Count the Ways,” so too are there many ways to review and evaluate the potential for success of grant proposals. But are grant review criteria as endless

Location:
Webinar
Registration is required

Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
CV to Resume Seminar

Attend this workshop for graduate students and postdocs to learn how to create a professional resume from your multi-page academic CV.  After the workshop you will be able to:

Recognize the difference between a resume and a CV
Understand when you would use a resume or a CV
Know when to

Location:
102 Mann

Friday, February 10, 2017
NSF I-Corps UNY Node: course

Cornell University, University of Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology have partnered to create the Upstate New York (UNY)I-Corps Node. The UNY Node was created with a $4.2 million award from NSF in 2016, and programming begins February 2017 with a Short Course at Cornell University.

Location:
Feb. 10, 11, 15, 22, 24
409 College Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850

Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Navigating Your Future: Managing Dual Careers

Navigating Your Future is a lunch seminar series focused on professional and academic topics for graduate and postdoctoral scholars. Join us for the February 13th Navigating Your Future Lunch to learn from the panelist’s experience during the dual career search and their quest for work/life

Location:
423 ILR King-Shaw Conference Center (enter on Garden Ave.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
MedTech Member meetUp at AMRI

Join MedTech members for a presentation from James Grabowski, Vice President, Supply Chain – API, Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI). Grabowski will give a brief overview of AMRI and its current M&A strategy. The MeetUp will also feature a tour of the facility and networking reception.&

Location:
Albany, NY

Thursday, February 16, 2017
2017 AAAS Annual Meeting - Feb. 16-20

The American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Theme:  Serving Society Through Science Policy

"To make decisions, societies rely on knowledge and multiple perspectives. Policies both within and outside science should be informed by the best available evidence. Science

Location:
Boston
Feb. 16-20

Monday, February 20, 2017
CASE Workshop

Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE) APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 20, 2017

This is a nomination process, as Cornell can send only 1-2 candidates. Last year two BESTies were selected to attend. The Graduate School is coordinating the nominations, but we wanted to

Location:
by nomination only
AAAS Headquarters, Washington, DC
April 2-5, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Exploring Careers Outside of Academia

Are you contemplating a career outside of academia and are unsure about what transferable skills you have or what careers are available to you? If so, you are invited to attend this free workshop to learn what strategies you can take in exploring a career outside of academia.

Location:
102 Mann

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Pitch Competition Series - Social Mixer


The Technology Entrepreneurship at Cornell (TEC) invites you to come and meet other graduate students interested in start-ups and entrepreneurship.

Take advantage of this opportunity to find teammates and brainstorm start-up ideas for the pitch competition. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Location:
Multipurpose 305
Collegetown eHub
409 College Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850

Thursday, March 02, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
A Case Study of a Scientist in Washington

Advancing Science And Policy (ASAP) and Cornell BEST invite you to hear:

Dr. Chris B. Schaffer, an associate professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. Chris also has a strong interest in science policy and spent a sabbatical in Washington, DC, working

Location:
221 Weill

Friday, March 03 - Sunday, March 05, 2017
Comm 5660 Science Communication Workshop

This intensive weekend workshop introduces graduate students and post-docs in the sciences (including natural sciences, engineering, experimental social sciences, etc.) to communication of science and technology (including controversial topics such as climate change or GMOs) with non scientists such

Location:
Plant Science 143

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Communicating the Science behind Energy & Environmental Issues

Advancing Science And Policy (ASAP) is hosting

Dr. Andrea Feldpausch-Parker, Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Her research program is focused on examining communication and democratic processes

Location:
Mann 102

Wednesday, March 08 05:15 PM - Thursday, March 09, 2017 06:30 PM
Understanding Interpersonal Communication to Enhance Patient Care

You are invited to attend a series of public presentations hosted by the Engaged Cornell course:  Cancer research presentations and discussions (BIOMS 5665)

Dr. Kristen Eichhorn

"Understanding Interpersonal Communication to Enhance Patient Care"

Students, staff, faculty, and

Location:
173 Warren Hall

Monday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Career Options Symposium in D.C.

Life After Graduate School-Transitioning Out of Academia and Into the Real World

PhD students: Are you interested in a career in consulting, industry, entrepreneurship, the government, think tanks or non profits? Are you interested in learning more about the role you could play and the skills you

Location:
by application only

Monday, March 13, 2017 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Pre-Seed Workshop - Kickoff Dinner

Cornell’s Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Pre-Seed Workshop (PSW)

BESTies: If you are  interested in participating as idea champion (you already have an invention/disclosure/patent filed) please contact Marla Coppolino&

Location:
Biotech G-10

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
PSW (Day 1)


Cornell’s Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Pre-Seed Workshop (PSW)

BESTies are on each team. Participation is by application only.

Do you have an innovative technology or idea?
Are you looking for business input?
Pre-Seed

Location:
Weil Hall

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Get your NSF proposal funded

A lunchtime panel presented by The Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

The goal of this session is to provide tips and advice for faculty on writing their NSF proposals, with particular focus on both the overall proposal content and the Broader Impacts

Location:
701 Clark Hall
Register by March 7

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Becoming a faculty at a undergraduate institution


Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow interested in becoming a faculty member at a primarily undergraduate institution?

Join early-career and experienced PUI faculty members to learn about this career path and how to prepare for it. Panelists also will discuss how to create

Location:
Webinar

Thursday, March 16, 2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Credibility, Controversy, and the Challenge of Engaging in Policy

Advancing Science And Policy (ASAP) is hosting

Dr. Stephen Hilgartner explores the challenges facing scientists who seek to engage in the policymaking process. In the present political climate, these challenges extend beyond the longstanding difficulties of establishing a credible voice about

Location:
100 Mann Library

Friday, March 17, 2017 11:15 AM - 01:45 PM
Navigate Your Future: Lessons in Leadership

The BEST Program signature "Careers in..." series will be held:

Featuring organizational leader and consultant John Hinck, author of Strength and Honor, a collection of 64 Stories of Leadership, Character, and Values.

There will be two stand-alone sessions starting at 11:15am and 12:45

Location:
226 Weill Hall
RSVP

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:30 AM - 06:30 PM
PSW (Day 2)

Cornell’s Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) hosts the Spring 2017 Pre-Seed Workshop (PSW)

BESTies are on each team. Participation is by application only.

Do you have an innovative technology or idea?
Are you looking for business input?
Pre-Seed Workshop can help you find

Location:
Weill Hall

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Pitch Competition - Workshop

Technology Entrepreneurship at Cornell (TEC) invites you to attend this workshop and learn how to prepare a winning pitch deck.

Led by Johnson faculty Ken Rother.  Dinner will be provided.

Open to: all graduate students.  Please RSVP for workshop here.

UPCOMING:

Pitch

Location:
eHub Kennedy Hall

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Advocacy Communication Discussion

Dianne Miller and Kristin Adams from the Cornell Federal Relations office will be holding an “advocacy 101” discussion in preparation for the March for Science. We will learn about what it means to be a science advocate in Washington, D.C. and key issues that students should be aware of

Location:
221 Weill

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Political engagement by academic scientists

You are invited to attend a series of public presentations hosted by the Engaged Cornell course:  Cancer research presentations and discussions (BIOMS 5665)

Dr. Sandra Steingraber
Distinguished Scholar in Residence Department of Environmental Studies,Ithaca College

"Political

Location:
146 Stocking Hall

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 06:15 PM - 07:15 PM
Launch your career with the BEST Program

Organized by Graduate Community Advisors and BESTies Chris Vredenburgh and Bo Yang

Join us at the Hasbrouck Community Center at 6:15pm Wed. March 22 over pizza to plan tangible steps you can take to progress in your career exploration, practice networking, and learn about personalized opportunities

Location:
Hasbrouck Community Center

Friday, March 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
ASAP hosts Dr. Rich Pouyat

Dr. Pouyat is the National Program Lead for Air and Soil Quality Research for the US Forest Service, and was on assignment to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) during the Obama Administration. He is interested in applying research solutions to contemporary problems and

Location:
A 409 Corson Mudd Hall

Friday, March 24, 2017 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Careers in Communication Discussion with Bill Silberg

The BEST Program and Engaged Cornell are pleased to host Bill Silberg, Director of Communications for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a national non-profit organization that takes a patient-oriented approach to improve healthcare effectiveness.  One of PCORI&

Location:
148 Stocking Hall

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Pitch Competition- Submission deadline

DEADLINE TODAY! Technology Entrepreneurship at Cornell (TEC) invites you to submit pitch deck to cornelltec@gmail.com by today in preparation for the

UPCOMING:

Pitch Competition: Tuesday, March 28 @5:30-7:30PM

1st place prize - $1000.  2nd place prize - $500. 

Teams

Location:
submit by March 25

Saturday, March 25 09:35 AM - Sunday, March 26, 2017 05:00 PM
Social Issues in Community Engagement by Cancer Scientists

This free two-day workshop is part of a series of 4 courses offered toward the Graduate Certificate of Engagement in Public Communication of Science and Technology as part of BIOMS 5660, to learn about Social Issues in Community Engagement by Cancer Scientists.

Individuals that would like to

Location:
401 Warren Hall
Please register

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Pitch Competition

Technology Entrepreneurship at Cornell (TEC) invites you to the Graduate Pitch Competition today at 5:30pm down at eHub. Judges will select winners for cash prizes: 1st place prize - $1000.  2nd place prize - $500. 

Teams were selected to pitch with preference given to

Location:
Multipurpose 305
Collegetown eHub
409 College Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Support BESTies at the 3MT finals!

Cornell’s 3rd Annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Following three preliminary rounds earlier this semester, 12 finalists representing ten different graduate fields will compete in the final round on Wednesday, March 29, beginning at 4:30 pm in Biotech G10.

This year’s

Location:
Biotech G10

Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How to Run for State Government

Have you been thinking about how to get more involved with politics and advocacy since the November election? If so come hear from Leslie Danks Burke, who will discuss how she got involved in politics and what scientists can do to become more engaged. Leslie Burke has been a candidate for state

Location:
221 Weill Hall

Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
The Entrepreneurial Journey & Intellectual Property discussion

Do you have an idea for a new business in animal health? Perhaps a new wearable device, veterinary service, or software offering? 

If so, and if you would like to learn how to protect your idea, you are invited to a discussion on Thursday, March 30th in the Centennial Room from 12:00-1:30. &

Location:
Centennial Room, Vet School

Thursday, March 30, 2017 01:16 PM
Info on Engineering Commercialization Fellowship

Announcing an upcoming info session for the Engineering Commercialization Fellowship: This Fellowship is open to Engineering PhDs in any field.

Info Session: April 6, 2017, 12-1 PM in 340 Duffield Hall with free pizza!

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017 at midnight

Thank you for helping us

Location:
340 Duffield Hall

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
The Inventor's Role: Understanding the Tech Transfer Process

Join the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) for an informative and interactive session that will explore the inventor's role within the technology transfer process. Our experienced Technology Licensing Officers will share tips and suggestions to make the most of CTL services and how you can help

Location:
153 MVR

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research

Are you interested in clinical research? Want to learn more about the regulatory environment and network with professionals in the field to discover what their job entails? If so, note the deadline to apply: March 29. Interested BESTies please contact sv27@cornell.edu to discuss possible car-pooling

Location:
Harris Beach PLLC
99 Garnsey Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

Thursday, April 06, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Research Careers in Industry

Are you interested in learning more about science research careers in industry? Would you like to transition into an industry career but are unsure how to land a position? Join industry experts as they cover these topics and answer questions from the audience.

Frank Fan, Ph.D.- Senior Director,

Location:
Webinar

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Avoiding Unconscious Bias in STEM

As part of the Richard B. Root graduate student invited speaker program, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will be sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Maydianne Andrade on unconscious bias in STEM fields.

While overt bias in assessment of women and underrepresented minority persons is

Location:
221 Weill Hall

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Seminar & BEST Interactive Session- Biocytogen

Here's some inside information on the science and career possibilities at a growing startup. As many large company speakers have told BEST trainees, the 3-5 years industry experience they require for that entry level job can be more valuable if gained via roles at a smaller company.

Come hear about

Location:
Seminar :
Vet Med Center C2 537 (off the atrium, near the cafe)
Career Session: C4129

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Take a Politician to Work Day-Mayor Svante Myrick

ASAP is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Mayor of Ithaca, Svante Myrick, to come tour labs at Cornell University. This is an unprecedented project ASAP has begun in an effort to engage with our local politicians and policy makers about STEM. If you would like to volunteer your lab for

Location:
226 Weill Hall

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 06:00 PM
Communication as Key to Better End-of-Life Care

You are invited to attend a series of public presentations hosted by the Engaged Cornell course:  

Cancer research presentations and discussions (BIOMS 5665)
 

Dr. Holly Prigerson

"Communication as Key to Better End-of-Life Care"

Students, staff, faculty, and

Location:
173 Warren Hall

Thursday, April 13, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Mark Bayer - Bayer Strategic Consulting

Mark Bayer is Founder and President of Bayer Strategic Consulting. Mark started his own consulting company that he shaped by nearly two decades of experience across government, corporate, and non-profit sectors: as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, management

Location:
100 Mann Library

Thursday, April 13, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Life after Graduate School: A federal Scientist Perspective

Cornell Biotech Club Seminar Series presents

Dr. Senthilkumar Kuppusamy DVM, PhD, DABT
Scientist (Toxicology)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Light refreshments will be served.

The event is organized by the Cornell Biotechnology Club and ANSC 6220 and sponsored by GPSAFC. See

Location:
348 Morrison Hall

Friday, April 14, 2017 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Patent attorney Bill Greener

Bill Greener, registered patent attorney, is hosting office hours for students on Friday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at eHub in Collegetown, 409 College Ave., second floor.

Greener's practice covers a full range of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, agreements and

Location:
eHub in Collegetown
409 College Avenue

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Networking@Rev: Ithaca College Startup Business Plan Demo Day

Interested in learning how to give a good pitch?  Students with fully formed plans for launching a business, and those who have recently launched, will have the opportunity to pitch to seasoned entrepreneurs for a share of $18,000 in cash for their business. Who will have the best plans? What

Location:
Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
314 East State Street, Suite 200

Friday, April 21, 2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Therapeutic Development Pathways Seminar

Therapeutic development costs are rising exponentially, with the average cost of each new FDA approved agent now estimated at $2.6 billion. In the era of precision medicine, with the need for many new agents and combinations of agents, this is obviously not a sustainable path to success. More

Location:
226 Weill Hall

Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Ithaca (& D.C.) March for Science

Are you a student, scientist, teacher or professional passionate about science and outreach? The Ithaca March for Science event is currently looking for speakers to provide 5-minute presentations on their research, and(or) how science has impacted their lives. For students, this is a great

Location:
Bernie Milton Pavilion (on the Ithaca Commons)

Monday, April 24, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Community Engagement Showcase 2017

The annual spring Community Engagement Showcase is a poster presentation session for both students and faculty to display their community-engagement projects, network with peers, and recruit for upcoming opportunities. Additionally, participants are eligible to apply for monetary awards to further

Location:
Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
An Introduction to Tech Transfer

An Introduction to Tech Transfer at Cornell: What You As a Grad Student Should Know
Open to: Cornell graduate students
For more information, please contact Audriana via alm385@cornell.edu
To register, click here

Associate Directors for Technology Licensing in the Center for Technology

Location:
701 Clark Hall

Wednesday, April 26 - Friday, April 28, 2017
Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration

Join more than 700 alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff for two days of on-campus events including symposia on a wide range of topics including: mentorship success; sustainable, social enterprise; health administration, etc.

Shark Tank
eLab Demo Day
New Business & Emerging

Location:
Statler Hotel & other locations

Thursday, April 27, 2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Michael Pollan lecture

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future is hosting environmentalist and best-selling author Michael Pollan for the 2017 Iscol Distinguished Environmental Lecture “Out of the Garden” 

The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be livestreamed on CornellCast.

Location:
Kennedy Hall’s Call Alumni Auditorium

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 09:21 AM
Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge

The Center for Advancing Innovation will discuss their recently launched startup challenge and accelerator featuring commercially viable cancer technologies from leading research organizations. FCSC participants will be charged with creating business models and novel commercialization pathways for

Location:
eHub Collegetown 305

Wednesday, May 03 - Thursday, May 04, 2017 02:00 PM
4th annual BEST Symposium

Save the dates:

Our 4th annual BEST Symposium is on:

May 3 & 4, 2017 in G10 Biotechnology Building

Invited speakers:

May 3:

8:30am sign-in and light breakfast, seated by 8:55 please

9am: Opening Remarks by Cornell's 14th President Martha E. Pollack 

9:10am Welcome and

Location:
G10 Biotechnology Building

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Op-ED Workshop 1

 

ASAP invites you to the first part of this workshop. This is a great opportunity to share your science in the realm of policy and begin thinking about how you can translate your research into societal impact. 

Light dinner provided, open to Cornell Grad Students, Post-Docs, and

Location:
G01 Biotech

Monday, May 08, 2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Op-Ed Workshop 2

 

ASAP invites you to the second part of this workshop. This is a great opportunity to share your science in the realm of policy and begin thinking about how you can translate your research into societal impact. 

Light dinner provided, open to Cornell Grad Students, Post-Docs, and

Location:
G01 Biotech

Thursday, May 11, 2017 01:00 PM
Careers beyond the bench in industry

Are you a research scientist interested in learning more about science careers beyond the bench in industry? Would you like to transition or transfer into a non-research industry position but are unsure how to do so? Join experts as they cover these topics and answer questions from the audience.

Location:
Webinar

Friday, May 12, 2017 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Take Your Politician to Work - Barbara Lifton

ASAP is excited to announce the last event of the semester. Join us to listen to Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton as a part of our new "Take Your Politician to Work Day" series. We will be having casual conversation and lunch on science, innovation, policy and advocacy.

So come meet your

Location:
300 Rice Hall

Friday, May 12, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Grad Diversity & Inclusion Spring Banquet

This evening will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the close of the academic year, recognize diverse graduate and professional degree students for their academic, professional, and service related achievements and present members of our community with awards that acknowledge their ongoing

Location:
G10 Biotech
RSVP required

Thursday, May 18 - Friday, May 19, 2017
9th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

This year's theme centers around “Grand Challenges in Biotechnology” – including, for example, Infectious Diseases, Nanobiotechnology, Drinking water/wastewater, and Public Science Literacy.

Join an assembly of academics and industry experts! A poster session featuring graduate

Location:
SUNY ESF Gateway Center
Syracuse NY

Monday, May 22, 2017
Chemist, Inventor, Entrepreneur Glenn Prestwich

BEST/Molecular Medicine special seminar with Glenn D. Prestwich and interactive session

At noon, come to  C3-129 VMC until 1:30pm for an intimate career conversation focusing on the speaker's choices throughout his career. He will talk about various decision points that address scenarios

Location:
lunch @ noon w/ BESTies in C3-129 VMC
seminar at 4pm in BTI auditorium

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 PM
Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan

Navigating Your Future is a lunch seminar series focused on professional and academic topics for graduate and postdoctoral scholars. Join us for lunch to learn how to conceptualize, draft, and act on your own Individual Development Plan (IDP).

Please note that the workshop will require some

Location:
423 ILR King-Shaw Conference Center
RSVP required

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
The BEST Awards: A Look at Programs Established, Outcomes, Challenges, and What’s Next

myPDO Monthly webinar

In 2013, after studying the state of the biomedical research workforce and the training provided to prepare future workers, the National Institutes of Health Office of Strategic Coordination developed a Common Fund initiative “to seek out, identify and support bold and

Location:
webinar

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Celebrating Women in Entrepreneurship

Networking @Rev--always free, always fun! For May’s Networking@Rev, we’re gathering to celebrate women in entrepreneurship in our community. Join us to:

  • Hear from local speakers Mary Opperman (Cornell’s Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer), Heather Lane (local
Location:
Rev Ithaca Startup Works
314 E. State Street
Ithaca

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

The Lean Six Sigma training course at the Green Belt level gives you valuable business tools to achieve process and operational excellence. The course content emphasizes why the implementation of Lean Six Sigma is vital to the continuous improvement of industry in today's competitive world. Several

Location:
May 30-June 30
Online

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Teaching as Research Conference: CU-CIRTL

This annual one-day conference highlights and supports the research of graduate students and postdocs, faculty and staff into effective teaching. Events will include oral and poster presentations and roundtable discussions on how to use research skills to inform and improve teaching. This is the

Location:
700 Clark Hall

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Intergroup Dialogue Project

Summer Offerings for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

Explore your social identities, practice communication across difference, and think together about authentic diversity in academia.

Course 1) will take place on July 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th, and 27th. Each day will go from 9:

Location:
Apply by June 7

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Bystander Intervention Workshop

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) invites you to our workshop:

Implicit biases for gender in STEM workshop: What can you do as a bystander?

As a follow-up to our past event: Women in STEM: A Discussion about Bias and Harassment

and Intervene: Your Role as a Bystander, come learn how to: 1)

Location:
2123 Comstock

Thursday, June 08 - Saturday, June 10, 2017
Future of Bioscience Grad & Postdoc Training

In 2015 a national meeting was held to discuss various models that have been proposed for the Future of Bioscience Graduate and Postdoctoral Training (FOBGAPT) and generate new ideas with broad input from the academic community. On June 8-10, 2017, the University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical

Location:
Denver, CO

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Understanding the Tech Transfer Process

Join the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) for an informative and interactive session that will explore the inventor's role within the technology transfer process. Our experienced Technology Licensing Officers will share tips and suggestions to make the most of CTL services and how you can help

Location:
203 Phillips Hall
RSVP

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Building your C.V. to get 'know'ticed

You need relevant experience to list on your C.V. or resume in order to land your first job after graduate school or postdoc. How you get this experience? What are hiring managers looking for in applicants? Join our experts to learn about strategically gaining experience, the inner workings of the

Location:
webinar

Friday, June 16 - Saturday, June 17, 2017
CCMR 2017 Annual Symposium

Atomic Origami: A Technology Platform for Nanoscale Machines, Sensors and Robots

Join Advanced Design Consulting, Dow, Corning, GE, Golden Artists, Pall Corporation, Sony, ThermoFisher, and more to learn about origami-inspired techniques!

Recent innovations in materials science are extending

Location:
120 Physical Science Building (PSB)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Networking@Rev: Food + Hospitality

Food, beverage, ag-tech, and hospitality are booming in our region! Hear stories and insights from local entrepreneurs while mingling with Ithaca’s startup community. Enjoy light appetizers and refreshments, plus get a real taste of what’s happening with samples from Rev Members and

Location:
Rev Ithaca Startup Works
314 East State Street
Ithaca, Tompkins County

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Academic Job Search Series

The Office of Postdoctoral Studies and CU-CIRTL will be offering an expanded series of sessions on the Academic Job Search Process. Most sessions will be held on Wednesdays at noon, and will include practical advice and feedback on your application materials from faculty and staff. Topics will

Location:
RSVP required!
B51 Warren Hall
series held Wednesdays

Friday, June 30, 2017
Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conf.

The theme this year is “Catalyzing Deep Change in Regional Communities: Making a Dent in the Universe Together”. The three host universities (Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s and the University of New Brunswick) are convinced that their regional economic development problems are not unique

Location:
June 30 deadline for proposals
Held Oct 12-14 in Halifax, Nova Scotia-Canada

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
IP Workshop: Commercializing Technology with Frank DeCosta

Cornell Engineering alum and international IP Law expert, Frank DeCosta, will lead a free workshop for those interested in safeguarding their inventions and technology. Take advantage of this special opportunity to learn about building your IP portfolio.

Brought to you by Cornell’s

Location:
219 Phillips Hall

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Academic Job Search Series

The Office of Postdoctoral Studies and CU-CIRTL will be offering an expanded series of sessions on the Academic Job Search Process. Most sessions will be held on Wednesdays at noon, and will include practical advice and feedback on your application materials from faculty and staff. Topics will

Location:
RSVP required!
B51 Warren Hall
series held Wednesdays

Friday, July 14, 2017
ComSciCon 2017

Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers are invited to apply for the 2017 Communicating Science Conference on Friday, July 14th, 2017 and Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Now in its third year at Cornell, it is organized by graduate students and postdocs in the

Location:
MUST attend both days Jul 14 & 22
deadline to apply Mar 17

Friday, July 14, 2017
NSF Short Courses

UNY I-Corps Short Courses are open for registration. A limited number of teams are admitted to each I-Corps Short Course to allow for the best interaction with the instructors.

Each short course is two weeks, with an in-person kick-off, two weeks of work with weekly remote check-ins, and an in-

Location:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
July 14-28

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Academic Job Search Series

The Office of Postdoctoral Studies and CU-CIRTL will be offering an expanded series of sessions on the Academic Job Search Process. Most sessions will be held on Wednesdays at noon, and will include practical advice and feedback on your application materials from faculty and staff. Topics will

Location:
RSVP required!
B51 Warren Hall
series held Wednesdays

Monday, July 24 - Thursday, July 27, 2017
LSI 24 hour Lab Safety Boot Camp

For the 11th year in a row, Cornell University will be hosting the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) – 24 hour Lab Safety Boot Camp.

Grad student rate is $249, and the BEST Program will reimburse the cost to three qualified BESties.  Please let Susi Varvayanis know if you are interested

Location:
East Hill Office Building
Room 140

Monday, July 24 - Wednesday, July 26, 2017
SciencePolicy Trip to Washington, D.C.

ASAP is again holding its annual trip to Washington, D.C. to engage with policymakers and practice communicating effectively with legislators to advocate for science. Working with Cornell's Office of Federal Relations, the trip entails group sessions and individual meetings with your representatives

Location:
RSVP required
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 26 - Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Leadership Alliance Career Development Workshop

The Leadership Alliance Executive Office is pleased to announce the 2nd annual SYNERGI (SYnergistic Network to Enhance Research that Grows Innovation) Biomedical Career Development Workshop. 

This workshop is designed to provide graduate students and post doctoral fellows with resources and

Location:
Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Academic Job Search Series

The Office of Postdoctoral Studies and CU-CIRTL will be offering an expanded series of sessions on the Academic Job Search Process. Most sessions will be held on Wednesdays at noon, and will include practical advice and feedback on your application materials from faculty and staff. Topics will

Location:
RSVP required!
B51 Warren Hall
series held Wednesdays

Monday, July 31, 2017 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
6th Stem Cell Symposium

Grad students and postdocs are invited to submit abstracts and join the poster competition for prizes of up to $1,000 in research funds. Registration is free and open until June 30, 2017.

To register please visit the link below and click on registration.

Download event flyer here.

 

Location:
Statler Auditorium

Monday, July 31, 2017 10:03 AM
Intergroup Dialogue Project

Summer Offerings for Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

Explore your social identities, practice communication across difference, and think together about authentic diversity in academia.

July 31st, August 3rd, August 7th, August 10th, August 14th, and August 17th. Each day will go from

Location:
Held July 31, August 3, 7, 10, 14 & 17

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Academic Job Search Series

The Office of Postdoctoral Studies and CU-CIRTL will be offering an expanded series of sessions on the Academic Job Search Process. Most sessions will be held on Wednesdays at noon, and will include practical advice and feedback on your application materials from faculty and staff.  The last

Location:
RSVP required!
B51 Warren Hall

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Summer Success Symposium (S3)

One day event for new and continuing MS/PhD and PhD students from across all graduate fields who identify as belonging to groups historically underrepresented in graduate education.

The symposium has a particular focus on bringing together doctoral scholars who are recipients of graduate

Location:
G10 Biotechnology Building

Thursday, August 17, 2017
BEST Professional Portrait Day

Award Winning Portraitist Roger William Theise will again be on campus to take a professional headshot so you can look your BEST for your LinkedIn profile, and more.

Please sign up for a 10 minute slot using this Google form. Preference given to BESTies. We will confirm your timeslot a few


Friday, August 18, 2017
16th annual BBS Symposium

Medical Frontiers: Turning Data into Insight 

Don't miss the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Symposium, which annually brings together researchers from a myriad of departments and fields to celebrate and learn.

Registration for the 16th annual Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS)

Location:
Stocking Hall

Friday, August 25, 2017 11:15 AM
BEST Opportunities Aren't Found, They're Made

An overview of the BEST Program for STEM graduate students on making the most of your time at Cornell to broaden your experiences in scientific training. Prepare now for your career.

A lecture by Susi Varvayanis, Senior Director of the Cornell BEST Program as part of the Fall 2017 Plant Biology

Location:
404 Plant Sciences

Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Resumes and Career Fair

All You Need to Know

Bring your own lunch to this presentation and learn:

  • How to create a professional resume from your multi-page academic CV
  • How graduate students and postdocs can use the fall career fairs as an opportunity to learn about employers, build a network of contacts, and explore
Location:
102 Mann Library

Friday, September 01, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Workshop: Networking at the Career Fair

ELSO Friday Workshop led by Nathan Lindberg

The largest career fairs of the year take place early in the semester -- September 6 and 7 this year. In addition, the Society for Women Engineers is offering a Professional Networking Dinner on September 5. These events are important for meeting

Location:
105 Space Science Building

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Assay Validation for Clinical Diagnostics

Topic Overview:

This webinar will cover what is necessary for the validation of an assay in a clinical diagnostics setting

Why should you attend this webinar?

On a regular basis, there are assays that get developed that have a clear utility in the clinic. However, what may be practical within a

Location:
Webinar
Registration required
Cost $179

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
STEM PhD Networking Reception

This event will allow open networking with 14 registered employers and provide a unique opportunity to engage in a setting suitable for more in-depth conversations than a career fair.

Students are welcome to register up to the start of the event and are also welcome to attend, even if they

Location:
Clark Atrium
Physical Sciences Building

Wednesday, September 06 - Thursday, September 07, 2017
BEST-BWF

In conjunction with the AAMC GREAT Group Professional Development Meeting, and sponsored in part by the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, the NIH BEST Consortium will hold a workshop to share best practices and lessons learned with the training community at large outside of the NIH BEST Consortium, as

Location:
Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL

Wednesday, September 06 - Thursday, September 07, 2017
Career Fair Days

The annual University Career Fair Days event provides an opportunity for Cornell students and postdocs to meet with representatives from organizations.

A wide variety of employers attend, ranging from Fortune 500 to government and nonprofit employers. These organizations attend to increase campus

Location:
Barton Hall

Thursday, September 07, 2017 09:02 AM
One-to-one meeting with Bob Scharf, Entrepreneur in Residence

For those who are interested, our Entrepreneur in Residence, Bob Scharf ’77 MAE Alum will again be holding office hours.  Mr. Scharf's current duties here at Cornell also include advising students from programs like eHub, eLab, and the Commercialization Fellows.

Use this link to sign

Location:
171 Kimball Hall

Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
P&G Cornell Doctoral Recruiting

Meet with Drs. Nancy Sevieux and Bernardo Aguilera, P&G Doctoral Recruiters for an informal Q&A about technical careers in industry.

Apply online for career opportunities

http://us.pgcareers.com/

Lunch will be provided. Download event flyer here.

Location:
The Nines: 311 College Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
SBIR Workshop

The Small Business Innovation Research program, also known as America’s Seed Fund, is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization. This source of funding allows US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has

Location:
eHub 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room
409 College Ave, Ithaca

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Eship Kick-Off

Hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell in Partnership with Blackstone Launchpad

Start Up Showcase

E-Ship Programs Meet and Greet

eLab Pitchoff Competition

Networking and Winners Announced

Food and Giveaways

Open to Everyone!

Location:
eHub 1st Floor Kennedy Hall

Friday, September 15, 2017
NSF I-Corps Short Courses

Our partners at Cornell's Center for Regional Economic Advancement, site of the Upstate NY I-Corps Node, are offering a short course at Cornell Sept. 15-29 to learn about the key steps to take a technology from lab to market. There's an in-person kick-off, 2 weeks of remote

Location:
Cornell University
Sept. 15-29

Friday, September 15, 2017 11:15 AM - 01:00 PM
NSF Graduate Fellowship Workshops

Please pre-register here if you want lunch. Presenter is NSF Fellow Peter Beaucage with additional Fellow and faculty panelists.

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NSF Information Session for the Social Sciences

Monday, September 18, noon to 1:00pm, 341 Caldwell Hall. Please pre-

Location:
203 Thurston

Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
NSF Information Session

NSF Information Session for the Social Sciences

Please pre-register here if you want lunch. This session will focus primarily on preparing an NSF application in social science fields.

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Tuesday, September 19, 5:30pm, G01 Biotech. Please
Location:
341 Caldwell Hall

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
NSF Information Session

NSF Information Session

Please pre-register here if you want supper. Presenter is NSF Fellow Sam Gutekunst, with additional Fellow panelists.

Location:
G01 Biotech

Thursday, September 21, 2017 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
OSP Roundtable

A Panel Discussion on Research Compliance

Panel Members:

  • Amita Verma, Director of Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA)
  • Sarah Gould, Business Administrator at CALS Natural Resources
  • Jenna Bush, College Grant & Contract Officer at the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Marilyn
Location:
404 Plant Science Building

Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Exploring Careers Outside Academia

Are you contemplating a career outside of academia and are unsure about what transferable skills you have or what careers are available to you?  If so, you are invited to attend this free workshop to learn what strategies you can take in exploring a career outside of academia.

Co-sponsored by

Location:
102 Mann Library

Friday, September 22, 2017
Deadline to apply for Silicon Valley Entrepreneurial Trek

Attention Cornell Science and Engineering PhDs:

A Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Trek is being organized for Cornell science and engineering PhDs interested in careers in innovation and entrepreneurship. The objective of the trek is to introduce students to companies and organizations that

Location:
trek dates: Oct 26&27
location: Silicon Valley

Friday, September 22, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Communicating Clearly with Your Advisor

English Language Support Office Friday Workshop: Led by Melissa Myers

Open to all international graduate and professional students

Clear communication with your advisor is necessary for successful interactions. This communication relies on cultural knowledge of the US education system,

Location:
Space Sciences Bldg 105
Registration required

Friday, September 22, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
ASAP Science Policy Happy Hour

The Advancing Science and Policy or ASAP group has some exciting events planned for this semester and look forward to reuniting with all of our members. Our first event will be a happy hour at Ithaca Brewery around 7pm. This event is intended as a social networking opportunity for both our old and

Location:
Ithaca Brewery

Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Investing to Impact our Energy Future

Schedule:

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome Remarks: NYSERDA

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Keynote Speaker: Katherine Hamilton, 38 North Solutions

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Moving Money from the Sidelines

  • Mark Milstein | Cornell University (Moderator)
  • Many Ianachkova | Vice
Location:
Weill Medical Campus
New York City

Thursday, September 28, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
September Networking @Rev

September kicks-off a new season of Networking@Rev with the exciting theme of e-commerce! Come and connect with Ithaca’s startup community while enjoying delicious local food & drink.

In just a few decades, shopping has evolved from print catalogs and brick ‘n’ mortar to

Location:
RSVP Required to Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
314 East State Street, Suite 200

Thursday, September 28, 2017 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Pulitzer Prize- Winning Journalist, Author

Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, founder of Sidekicks, teacher, essayist and speaker whose impassioned presentations mix monologue with reportage, pathos with humor and global politics with personal ruminations on subjects as diverse as capitalism, care-

Location:
Ithaca College Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall

Monday, October 02, 2017
SPARK Talks

Graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply for the chance to share their research through SPARK Talks - a series of five-minute lightning talks hosted by the Cornell University Library.

SPARK Talks are an opportunity to present research to a wider audience and network. Participants will

Location:
Application deadline

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:45 AM
Postdoc Leadership Certificate Program

Cosponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and the VP of Human Resources, this 10-module program is designed to introduce postdocs to some key concepts and skills of leadership in today’s complex environment. It provides a practical forum to assess and develop personal leadership skills

Location:
TBD
Registration required

Thursday, October 12 - Saturday, October 14, 2017
GCEC Conference

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) is the premier academic organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based centers for entrepreneurship. It has become the vehicle by which the top, established entrepreneurship centers, as well as

Location:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

Monday, October 16, 2017 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
NPR science correspondent Richard Harris

Lecture:  “Rigor Mortis.  Returning delight and rigor to science”

UNIVERSITY  LECTURER Richard Harris, Science Correspondent at National Public Radio, Washington, DC

His main talk will be at 4:30 on Monday October 16 in B22 Warren (awaiting final confirmation of the

Location:
B22 Warren Hall (to be confirmed)

Friday, October 20, 2017
NSF Short Course

Our partners at Cornell's Center for Regional Economic Advancement, site of the Upstate NY I-Corps Node, are offering a short course at Binghamton University October 20-November 4 to learn about the key steps to take a technology from lab to market. There's an in-person kick

Location:
Binghamton University
October 20-November 4

Friday, November 03, 2017 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2017

Join Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO of Shutterstock

9:00 AM Check-in & Breakfast

10:00 AM Opening Remarks
               Zach Shulman '87, JD '90, Director, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, and Soumitra Dutta,
            &

Location:
The Times Center
242 W 1st Street
New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
BEST Careers in ...

Navigating Your Future:
BEST Careers in.. Industry

Kent Göklen is a Cornell BEST mentor and GSK's Director of Engineering, Downstream Process Development, in the biopharmaceutical business unit of GlaxoSmithKline in King of Prussia, PA. An alumnus of Cornell and MIT, he will

Location:
Mann Library 102

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