Fuel For Successful Scientists


Women in Science
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Maria Geffen
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Location: Barchi (140 John Morgan)


Fuel for Successful Scientists is a career development workshop series formed after merging ‘Food for Thought’ and ‘Secrets of Successful Scientists’.  These workshops provide students with informal opportunities to pick the brains of successful UPenn faculty and find out how they got to where they are today.

Fuel for Successful Scientists provides a forum for NGG graduate students to discuss topics in career development with their peers and with NGG faculty at monthly Question & Answer sessions.  These sessions are intended to:

  • Help students make the most of their time in graduate school
  • Inform students about career options and decisions they may encounter after graduation
  • Develop professional skills
  • Foster discussion about all aspects of neuroscience careers

Past Workshops:

Exploring Career Options
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Joseph Barber, Associate Director of Career Services
Date: Thursday,February 26, 2015
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Location: Barchi (140 John Morgan)

Get the most out of SfN
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Location: 215 Stemmler

Teaching Undergrads How to Think Critically
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Harry Ischiropoulos and Dr. Javier Medina
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Barchi (140 John Morgan)

What can Career Services do for YOU?
Faculty Facilitators: Julie Miller Vick, Career Advisor from Career Services
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Barchi (140 John Morgan)

Fostering diversity in STEM education
Faculty Facilitators: Edward Marshall & Horace DeLisser
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00 pm
Location: 215 Stemmler Hall

Teaching Undergraduates Outside of the Classroom
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Javier Medina and Dr. Lori Flanagan-Cato
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 3:30pm
Location: 215 Stemmler Hall

The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of Telling
Faculty Facilitators: Stephen Morse, Ed.M., J.D., Ph.D. and Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, J.D., Ph.D.
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Location: 215 Stemmler Hall

Teaching science through the lens of controversial public issues
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Martha Farah
Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Stemmler 215

Transitioning to professorship at different institutions (not CTL-sponsored!)
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Marc Schmidt (UPenn), Dr. Ingrid Olson (Temple), and Dr. Jeremy Teissere (Muhlenberg)
Date: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Time: 3:30-5:00PM
Location: 215 Stemmler Hall

This is you brain on lab: How to integrate laboratory learning into an existing academic framework
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Mike Kaplan & Dr. Karen Hogan
Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Time: 3:30-5:00PM
Location: 215 Stemmler Hall

Journal club in the classroom: How to incorporate primary literature into your undergraduate course
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Isabel Muzzio and Dr. Joe Kable
Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Time: 3:30-5:00PM
Location: 215 Stemmler Hall

Neuroscience for novices: How to teach a naïve audience
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Sharon Thompson-Schill and Dr. Geoffrey Aguirre
Date: Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Time: 3:30-5:00PM
Location: 215 Stemmler Hall

Teaching Prep: From the Lesson Plan to the Final Exam
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Mikey Nusbaum and Dr. Yale Cohen
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 3:30 – 5:00PM

Networking for Neuroscientists
Faculty Facilitators: Dr. Geoffrey Aguirre and Dr. Christopher Pierce
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM

For more information, contact Maria (fasolino@mail.med.upenn.edu) or Elaine (elliu@mail.med.upenn.edu)

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