Professional Development Series
Professional Development Series, Spring 2021
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
The goal of these lunches is to enable our students to learn the skills necessary for success in STEM that are not typically taught in the classroom. This includes discussions on professional development, such as grad school and career planning, and on allyship and the role of scientists in social justice. In the interest of best achieving these goals, we have set policies and procedures for our attendees to follow.
First and foremost, these meetings take place in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and therefore are held to the standards of our Code of Professional Conduct. Furthermore, we expect all members to adhere to these guidelines throughout these meetings. These talks are organized and moderated by Spectrum, a student group dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and scientifically-minded community among the graduate and undergraduate physics and astronomy students at George Mason University. Spectrum aims to provide leadership opportunities to upperclassmen as they mentor incoming and current students, empower members to build their physics identity through interactive professional development and social bonding activities, and increase retention and parity within the physics department. For more information about Spectrum, including video recordings and content, please visit their website at https://gmuspectrum.squarespace.com.
|February 3||Carly Solis, Natasha Latouf, Lara Kamal, Spectrum|
|February 10||Kathryn Fernandez, Open Discussion|
|February 24||Kathryn Fernandez, Kevin Collins, Jeffery McKaig, Melissa Bierschenk, Luis Fernandez|
|March 17||Open Discussion|
|March 24||Open Discussion|
|April 7||GMU Faculty|