2013 SACNAS National Conference

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Facilitating Entering Mentoring
Kim Spencer, BS, Christine Pfund, PhD and Stephanie House, MA

12:00 PM-5:30 PM

12:00 PM-8:00 PM

2:00 PM-7:00 PM

3:00 PM-8:00 PM

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

5:00 PM-6:30 PM

6:30 PM-8:30 PM

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Thursday, October 3, 2013

6:30 AM-7:00 AM

7:00 AM-1:00 PM

GEO Field Trip: Hydrogeologic and Water-Resource Features Of The Edwards Aquifer, Northern San Antonio, Texas
Donna Charlevoix, PhD, Marina Suarez, PhD, Aisha Morris, PhD, John Taber, PhD and Michael Hubenthal, PhD

7:00 AM-7:00 PM

7:00 AM-8:00 PM

7:15 AM-8:15 AM

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Funding Sources/Applying For Graduate Fellowships & Beyond
Christine O'Brien, MS, Jane Dell' Amore, BS, Marcus Huggins, PhD, Gisele Muller-Parker, PhD, Ashanti Johnson, PhD, Maria Teresa Velez, PhD, Liv Detrick, MS, Allyson Fauver, JD and Allison Hall, PhD
Linking Science and Policy To Increase Innovation and Leadership In STEM
Olga Francois, MS, Robert Barnhill, PhD, Mary Garcia- Cazarin, PhD, Richard Weibl, EdD and Andrea Giuffrida, PhD
Entrepreneurship In Academia: Concept, Capital, Commercialization
Greg Villareal, PhD, Clyde Phelix, PhD, Claude Longoria, MBA and Randy Goldsmith, PhD
Managing The Dissertation Process
Roberta Pokphanh, PhD and Amanda Ostreko, PhD
MD-PhD: Is It Right For Me?
Jana Marie Toutolmin, MD/PhD, Joseph Barbieri, MD/PhD, José E Cavazos, MD/PhD, Gabriel Reyes, BA in progress and Mikael Guzman, BS
Digital Scholarship: What You Need To Know About Open Access, Data Management, and Science Communication On The Web
Megan Toups, MS, Claudia Scholz, PhD, Michael Hughes, MS and Luke Rosenberger, MS
The PhD: Personal Stories, Decisions and Academic Career Paths
Victoria Freedman, PhD, Nancy Schwartz, PhD, Alfredo Torres, PhD, Carlos Orihuela, PhD, Rosie Albarran-Zeckler, PhD, Lory Santiago-Vasquez, PhD, Jason Torres, BA and Raquel Castellanos, MS
Off The Beaten Path – Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Careers In STEM
Sara Del Valle, PhD, Marina Ramon, PhD, Elisa Maldonado, PhD, Marcelo Vinces, PhD, Robert Valtierra, PhD and Emil Chuck, PhD
Which Type Of Academic Career Fits Me?
Mark Levandoski, PhD, Adán Colón-Carmona, PhD, Daniela Kohen, PhD and Perla Myers, PhD
Great Expectations: Thriving In Research At Predominantly Undergraduate and Emerging Research Institutions
Jean L Flagg-Newton, PhD, John C. Kilburn, Jr., PhD, Marisol Vera-Colon, PhD, Maria Lopez-Class, PhD and Jean L. Flagg-Newton, PhD
Academic Success Boot Camp For STEM Majors
Timothy Scott, PhD, Adrienne Bentz, BA, Analee Mattice, BS, Shannon Walton, PhD and Sara Thigapin, BS
On Getting Tenure
David Burgess, PhD, Maria Elena Zavala, PhD and Luis Gonzalez, PhD
Effective Time Management In Graduate School
Alberto Roca, PhD, Edward Krug, PhD, Ivelisse Rubio, PhD and Kamuela Yong, PhD

8:30 AM-11:45 AM

Leading Change
Joseph Garcia, PhD

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

10:15 AM-11:45 AM

Starting (Reactivating) a SACNAS Chapter At Your School
René Moreno, BS and Nancy Hurtado-Ziola, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

1:30 PM-5:00 PM

1:45 PM-3:00 PM

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

2:00 PM-5:00 PM

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

4:00 PM-5:15 PM

5:15 PM-6:15 PM

6:30 PM-8:15 PM

8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Out and Up- Building a LGBTQA Network With Pride
Brit Ventura, MS and David Bradley, PhD

Friday, October 4, 2013

7:00 AM-7:30 AM

7:00 AM-7:00 PM

7:15 AM-8:00 AM

7:15 AM-8:45 AM

7:30 AM-8:15 AM

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

8:00 AM-9:45 AM

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

8:30 AM-9:45 AM

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Entrepreneurship In Engineering and IT: The Nuts and Bytes Of a Start-Up
Greg Villareal, PhD, Dawnlee Roberson, PhD and Janie Gonzalez, BS
Voices From The Field – Successful Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients Describe Their Experience Applying For and Securing Funding
Liv Detrick, MS, Chris Cash, BA, Melanie Harrison, PhD, Heriberto Reynoso, BS, Amanda Hintz, MS and Marsha Cole, PhD
Introduction To Networking: Get Started Now!
Barbara Bruno, PhD and Austin Shelton III, BS
Applying To Graduate School and The Interview Process
Luis Melara Jr., PhD, Cristina Villalobos, PhD and Luis Martinez, PhD
Finding Mentorship In All The Right Places
Sandra Sgoutas-Emch, PhD, Perla Myers, PhD, Jane Friedman, PhD, Drew Talley, PhD, Shannon Talbott, PhD and William Velez, PhD
Mathematics + Mathematics Education Research = A Partnership For a Better Education
Cynthia Anhalt, PhD, Ricardo Cortez, PhD, Minerva Cordero-Epperson, PhD, Hortensia Soto-Johnson, PhD and Alfinio Flores, PhD
Summer Research As a Part Of Your Graduate School Application
John Augusto, PhD and Roberta Pokphanh, PhD
Ocean Science: An Interdisciplinary Science Addressing Global To Community Issues
Liesl Hotaling, MS, Corey Garza, PhD, Gail Scowcroft, MS, Ernesto Muńoz, PhD and Claudia Benitez-Nelson, PhD
Training Opportunities For a Successful Career In Biomedical Research
Alison Lin, PhD, Peter Ogunbiyi, PhD, Michael Sesma, PhD and Sharon Milgram, PhD
Am I In The “Right” Lab? Strategies In Assessing and Selecting Good Research Mentors
Corey Welch, PhD, Lynn Villafuerte, MA and Scott Edwards, PhD
Expand Your Network: How To Identify Advisors, Mentors, Sponsors, and Collaborators For a Successful Career
Mary Garcia-Cazarin, PhD, Kermin Martínez-Hernández, PhD, Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, PhD, Mónica Feliú-Mójer, PhD, Nahyr Rovira-Figueroa, PhD and Mary García-Cazarín, PhD
How To Prepare a Professional CV/Personal Statement For Positions In Academia
Renato Aguilera, PhD, Healani Chang, PhD and Carlos Gutierrez, PhD
The Delicate Balance Between a Research Career and Family
Talithia Williams, PhD, Leticia Márquez-Magańa, PhD, Gloriana Trujillo, PhD, Otakuye Conroy-Ben, PhD and Nestor Rodriguez, PhD
Avoiding Graduate School He**: Finding The Right Advisor
Everett Salas, PhD, Maggie Werner-Washburne, PhD, Jake Bailey, PhD and MariaTeresa Velez, PhD
Internships In Industry, Government, and Nonprofit
Allyn Kaufmann, PhD, Jorge Naciff, PhD, Marina Ramon, PhD and Mike Lopez, PhD

8:30 AM-6:30 PM

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

9:30 AM-10:30 AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

10:15 AM-11:45 AM

Current Contributions By Women Mathematicians
Pamela Harris, PhD and Shannon Talbott, PhD
How Leadership, Diversity, and Innovation In Marine Science Promotes Healthy Oceans and Informs The Blue Economy
Corey Garza, PhD, Serena Moseman-Valtierra, PhD, Elisa Maldonado, PhD and Sarah Mesnick, PhD
Low Dimensional Topology: Introduction and Open Problems
Dagan Karp, PhD and Mariel Vazquez, PhD

10:30 AM-11:30 AM

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

12:30 PM-1:15 PM

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

1:30 PM-5:00 PM

1:30 PM-6:30 PM

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

3:30 PM-3:45 PM

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

6:00 PM-6:15 PM

6:30 PM-7:00 PM

7:00 PM-7:45 PM

8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Saturday, October 5, 2013

7:00 AM-7:30 AM

7:00 AM-7:00 PM

7:15 AM-8:45 AM

7:30 AM-9:00 AM

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Breakfast & Who Wants To Be a Mathematician? Game
Michael Breen, PhD and Bill Butterworth, PhD

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

8:00 AM-2:00 PM

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

8:30 AM-5:00 PM

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Internship Opportunities For American Indian Students
Richard White, BS, MariaTeresa Velez, PhD and Rita Devine, PhD

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

11:00 AM-11:30 AM

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

12:00 PM-3:00 PM

12:30 PM-1:15 PM

2:15 PM-3:45 PM

Graduate School Game Plan: Time To Get In The Game!
Roberta Pokphanh, PhD, John Augusto, PhD and Mary Sanchez-Lanier, PhD
Careers in the Biomedical Private Sector
Greg Villareal, PhD, Wanda Vila-Carriles, PhD and Annette Garza-Meilandt, PhD
“Get Your Foot In The Door” Of This Federal Agency: USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Craig Wilson, PhD, Beto Peréz de Léon, DVM/PhD and Ruby De La Garza, MBA
Starting and Supporting a SACNAS Chapter By Building On- and Off-Campus Collaborations
Sonia Zarate, PhD, Martina Ramirez, PhD and Ellen Harju, MS
Continuing Education for Active Researchers in the Biological Sciences
Charla Lambert, PhD, William Reznikoff, PhD, Lisa John, BS and Stephanie Perez, MS
Jump-Start Your Career: Become An Early Career Reviewer At The Center For Scientific Review, NIH
Karyl Swartz, PhD, Monica Basco, PhD and M. Danet Lapiz Bluhm, PhD
Native American Researchers: From The Rez To World-Class Research
Julius Yellowhair, PhD, Stanley Atcitty, PhD, Erik J Sorensen, PhD, Matthew Anderson, PhD and Clifton Poodry, PhD
Stories From The Other Side Of The Blurry Tunnel: It Gets Better After All!
Kermin Martínez-Hernández, PhD, Nahyr Rovira-Figueroa, PhD, Mary García-Cazarín, PhD, Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, PhD, Mónica Feliú-Mójer, PhD, Ron Hunter, PhD and Marcelo Vinces, PhD
Mentoring Responsible Researchers
Claudia Scholz, PhD, Debora Zamora, PhD, Alexis Maiella, BS in progress, Vanessa Romano, BS in progress, Richard Bovio, BS in progress and Victor Rodriguez, BS in progress
A Forum On MOOCs: An Opportunity For Minority Serving Institutions?
José Herrera, PhD, Marilyn Suiter, PhD, Dorothy Jones-Davis, PhD and Shanna Jaggars, PhD
Senior Members and Founders Think Tank
Greg Villareal, PhD and Maggie Werner-Washburne, PhD
Barriers To Entrepreneurship
Daniel Stewart, PhD

2:15 PM-5:00 PM

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Leading Project Team Development
James Wilkerson, MS and Michael Barber, PhD
It’s All Math! Using Mathematics To Solve World Problems
Monica Jackson, PhD and Michael Young, PhD
Living On The Edge – Chemistry At The Interfaces
Bettye Maddux, PhD and Christine Conwell, PhD
Genomics – Plants, Animals, and Big Data
Gabriel Quinones, PhD and Maggie Werner-Washburne, PhD
Leadership and Succession Planning
Rene Moreno, BS and Nancy Hurtado-Ziola, PhD

6:00 PM-6:40 PM

6:50 PM-7:20 PM

7:20 PM-8:45 PM

9:00 PM-11:00 PM

Movie Night At SACNAS: Exploring Issues In Evolution and Ecology Through Film
Jory Weintraub, PhD, Mark Browne, PhD, Courtney Fitzpatrick, PhD and Michelle Lawing, PhD

9:15 PM-11:30 PM

Sunday, October 6, 2013

8:30 AM-2:30 PM

Coaching Effective Negotiation Techniques
Geraldine Richmond, PhD, Barbara Butterfield, PhD and Jane Tucker, PhD
COACH: Negotiation 101 For Graduate Students and Postdocs
Geraldine Richmond, PhD, Nancy Houfek, MFA and Lee Warren, PhD