Off the Tenure Path: Alternative Careers in STEM

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
LACC 301AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Elisa Maldonado, PhD, Laboratory Manager, Harvard University and Sara Del Valle, PhD, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ron Hunter, PhD, Analytical Chemist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA ORISE Fellow , Monica Maldonado, PhD, Associate Director of Student Activities, Florida Atlantic University , Dione Rossiter, PhD, Project Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Saśl Nava, PhD, Founder, Art+Bio Collaborative

Description: STEM students often assume that tenure-track faculty is the only career path. However, a faculty position is not for everyone and the demand for traditional academic jobs is higher than the supply. Panelists with graduate degrees representing different STEM fields will discuss how they found rewarding careers elsewhere.