POSTPONED to Spring 2013: Get out of town! Strategies to facilitate professional travel for women in STEM

Tuesday, November 27 2012
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event was posted by Selecta Biosciences, Inc.

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Location: Broad Institute Auditorium, Broad Institute 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

This workshop will present an overview of the benefits of academic travel and will aid participants in creating a personal “passport” to help them find optimal solutions to the hurdles they face in providing for young children and aging parents during their professional travel. Through hands-on activities, the presenters will help attendees expand their travel horizons with suggestions on how to establish travel mentoring networks, find new sources of funding for incremental costs of dependent care, and advocate for more inclusive policies from universities, professional societies, and federal agencies following models from the Five College STEM Family Travel Initiative and Harvard University.

Travel is a critical component of the scientist’s job description!

Barbara Zurer Pearson, Ph.D., is linguist specializing in bilingual language acquisition and a research associate in the Office of Research Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She organizes programs around mentoring and issues of work-life balance, especially for young women faculty in STEM disciplines and is co-PI for a grant from Elsevier Foundation that created the STEM Family Travel Initiative of the Five Colleges.

Natalie Beaumont-Smith, Ph.D. has worked in the Office of Work/Life at Harvard for five years after relocating to the US from Australia where she received her Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide, Australia in social nutrition. The Office of Work/Life provides resources while also helping to develop university policy in this area especially around recruitment and retention of faculty and staff where research shows that these pressures can lead to drop-out along the academic pipeline.

6:00pm-6:30pm: Registration, Networking and Light Refreshments
6:30pm-7:30pm: Presentation
7:30pm-8:00pm: Q&A and Networking

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$10 for AWIS Members and Broad Employees
$20 for Non-AWIS and Non-Broad Employees

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