Virtual VSSA | Summer 2020
Because we cannot provide the research experience we intended, we want to focus on enhancing your exposure to the STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) community. To accomplish this goal, we have planned seminars from individuals on different post-undergraduate paths. The presenters will discuss both their personal journey, explaining their motivations, goals, and reasons for pursuing their path, as well as a professional story that illustrates their passion. During each seminar hour, two individuals will present so that you build an understanding of the diversity of the community. We will complement these seminars with professional development seminars to help you know how to prepare for your next step!
Live Seminar Note:
If you will be watching the seminars live, please note that you will have to click the “Join the Meeting as an Attendee” link in blue and complete a simple registration document to log in. This is simply due to a quirk in our system. Thank you for your patience!
If joining from your cell phone, you may need to add the following password: 9895499714
For MSTP seminars, you will be joining in on the program’s DIB series: Data, Ideas, & Beverages (DIB) is our weekly summer seminar series that features graduate phase students giving 30-45 minute TED style talks on topics including research in progress, exciting side projects, a review of core facilities at Vanderbilt, scientific topics of interest, didactics like biostatistics and personal journeys. DIB serves as a way to introduce new students to various labs and all that Vanderbilt has to offer (core facilities or other helpful resources during the graduate phase).
Note for June 10th seminar:
- Reflections on the Color of my Skin by Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Code Switch Podcast by NPR
- 1619 Podcast by the NYT