SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS19)
On Saturday before the opening reception, there will be an informal Student and Postdoc Icebreaker session. Through structured activities, we hope attendees leave feeling comfortable about the meeting and having made new connections as friendly faces during the conference. All who are interested are welcome, and first-time attendees are especially encouraged to attend. There is no additional cost, but to get a count on how many people to expect, we request that you register for this session when you register for the conference. Light refreshments will be available.
Ohio State University, U.S.
Heather Zinn Brooks
University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.
We are hosting a mentoring event for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and career scientists, with a focus on supporting a diverse and inclusive academic environment. The event will provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for meeting other conference attendees. Participants will be broken into mentoring groups, with each group focusing on different topics --- including, but not limited to, thriving in academia at various levels; balancing work and family life; and navigating academia as a woman, underrepresented minority, and/or LGBTQ person. We will also provide mentoring for participants interested in non-academic careers or transitioning to non-academic careers. The event will start with a short icebreaker, which will include door prizes, followed by a small group discussion.
We are hoping that this event will foster a more welcoming environment for everyone and will facilitate a free exchange of ideas during the conference. Please indicate if you would like to participate in this event, either as a mentee or a mentor, during the pre-registration process. You will then be provided with a short survey that will help us find a good mentoring group for you. Participation is limited to 125, so please register early.
Korana Burke, University of California, Davis, U.S.