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Awesome Science Symposium Series

Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science:
Discussions On Getting the Most Out of a Challenging Career

As graduate students and postdocs, we have chosen an important and exciting yet challenging profession. Periods of thrilling discovery punctuate stretches of stress and grueling work. A healthy work-life balance between can often be difficult to maintain. The pressures of publication and competition weigh heavily. How can we glean insight into successful approaches to these complex issues? Who better to learn from than some of the most respected scientists in academia?

The goal of the symposium is to bring high-profile, thoughtful researchers to speak to students and postdocs on subjects that aren't addressed often enough but are crucial to our development and well-being as scientists. Each speaker (list follows) will highlight one or more of the themes below as a starting point to describing a set of philosophies and approaches to science:

  • Perseverance
  • Success
  • Inspiration
  • Competition
  • Community/Open Access
  • Impact
  • Balance
  • Prejudice


  • Sarah Stanley - Assistant Professor - UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Peter Kim - Professor - Stanford University Department of Biochemistry
  • Tim Stearns - Professor - Stanford University Department of Biology
  • Julie Theriot - Professor - Stanford University Department of Biochemistry


Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 - 4:00pm


Paul Berg Hall - 2nd Floor of LKSC
291 Campus Drive West
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, California 94305


Registration will open soon. Please check back here to RSVP.

Questions? Contact Cole Citron, and Latishya Steele,

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