Agenda 2022

 In-Person Agenda February 21-23, 2022

 

*In-person shadowing and mentoring experiences are individually assigned and scheduled. 

Wednesday, February 23

 in-person offerings this year all take place at the University of Florida in the Reitz Union

  • Opportunities and Resource Fair (3:00pm-5:00pm)

    •  The Resources and Opportunities Fair is a tabling event featuring biology-themed organizations from the University of Florida community and beyond in G310, G315, and G320 in the Reitz Union.
       

  • In-person Reception (5:00pm-7:00pm) 

    • Join us for a student posters, icebreakers, refreshments and more in the Arredondo Café in the Reitz Union.​

We are following the University of Florida’s COVID guidelines so vaccinations and masking are HIGHLY encouraged.  

 

iDigTRIO VIRTUAL Help Desk

 

Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/my/idigbio.eodi   

  • Monday, February 21 10am-11am ET 

  • Tuesday, February 22 11am-12pm ET 

If you need additional help or assistance please contact mphillips@flmnh.ufl.edu 

 
 

iDigTRIO Biological Career Conference and Fair 2022 Virtual Agenda February 24-26, 2022

Virtual Conference recordings: https://vimeo.com/showcase/9308883 

Day 1, Thursday, February 24
All times are in Eastern time. Zoom registration for the virtual conference. 

 

11:30am Conference Welcome 

11:30 am Slideshow presentation with music   

11:45am Opening remarks   

11:50am Welcome message

12:00pm Keynote: Navigating Academia

 

Dr. Brett Woods (High Point University) 

12:30 Panel: Navigating Academia 

Dr. Brett Woods (High Point University) 

Dr. Noé de la Sancha (Chicago State University) 

Dr. Raul E. Diaz Jr. (California State University Los Angeles & Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)  

1:30pm Conference Break 

1:45pm Being a Good Mentor Roundtable (for staff, mentors and faculty)

Dr. Browdy, Director, Office of Academic Support

Ms. Duarte, Assistant Director, Office of Academic Support

Dr. Kim, Academic Program Specialist, Office of Academic Support

Mrs. Rice, Academic Program Specialist, Office of Academic Support

2:45pm Conference Break 

3:00pm Panel: Exploring Careers in Natural History Collections 

Miguel Ordeñana (Natural History Musem of Los Angeles County) 

Dr. Noé de la Sancha (Chicago State University) 
Zaituna Skosan (Iziko Museums of South Africa) 

 
 

Day 2, Friday, February 25 
All times are in Eastern time. Zoom registration for the virtual conference. 

11:30am Day 2 Welcome 

11:30am Slideshow presentation with music  

11:45am Welcome and announcements.  

11:50am Welcome Message

12:00pm Keynote: Entrepreneurship in Science

Jasmin Graham (MarSci-LACE & Minorities in Shark Sciences)

12:30pm Panel: Entrepreneurship in science (taking the road less traveled) 

Jasmin Graham (MarSci-LACE & Minorities in Shark Sciences)

Leander Lacy (Lacy Consulting Services) 

Dr. Angelique Brathwaite (Blue Finance)

1:30pm Conference Break 

1:45pm Keynote: Community Science

 

Miguel Ordeñana (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) 

2:15: Workshop: The Role of Mentoring in Your Academic Journey 

Dr. Kelly Slay (Vanderbilt University)

3:15pm Conference Break 

3:30pm Workshops:  

Precollegiate Workshop: Applying to College

 with Randy Brown and Dave Morrin (Office of Admissions, University of Florida)

Collegiate Workshop: Applying to Graduate School

with Adania Flemming (Florida Museum/University of Florida), Dr. Catherine Early (Science Museum of Minnesota), Jeanette Pirlo (Florida Museum/University of Florida), and Sori Ruiz-Escobar (Florida Museum/University of Florida)

Mentor Workshop: Reimagining Health Career Mentoring and Health Equity (Karla Horgan Arévalo, Dr. Daniel Cicenia, Yona Estrada, and Hope Szypulski, The Health Institute, Metropolitan State University of Denver).

This session will feature the innovative development of two uniquely tailored career advising and mentoring programs offered through the Health Institute at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Our programs included in this session are the Health Care Opportunities Program (HCOP), a HRSA-funded, five-year program limited to US citizens or residents, and the DACA/Undocumented Student Health Careers Opportunity Program (DUHOP), funded by The Colorado Health Foundation and designed for DACA and undocumented students. Both programs serve traditionally marginalized communities, including first-generation students, students of color, non-traditional age students, and veterans. Our career advising approach draws from Burnet and Evans’ Designing Your Life (2016) framework.

Day 3, Saturday, February 26th 
All times are in Eastern time. Zoom registration for the virtual conference. 

11:30am Day 3 Welcome 

11:30am Slideshow presentation with music  

11:45am Welcome and announcements.  

11:50am Welcome Message

12:00pm Keynote: Communicating Science

Pien Huang (NPR) 

12:30pm Keynote: Indigenous Biology -- Science for our Communities

 

Dr. Jessica Hernandez (National Science Foundation, University of Washington Bothell)

1:00pm Conference Break 

1:30pm Workshops

Precollegiate Workshop: Financial Aid 101 (Paying for College)

 with Kimberly Schmitt (Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, University of Florida)
 

Collegiate Workshop: Funding Options for Graduate School 

with Erin Rice (Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives, University of Florida)
 

2:30pm Closing remarks, survey