Agenda 2022

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Virtual Help Desk

Virtual Conference Agenda

Day 1, Thursday, February 24

Day 2, Friday, February 25
 

Day 3, Saturday, February 26

 In-Person Agenda February 21-23, 2022

 

Monday, February 21st  

  • In-person shadowing and mentoring 

Tuesday, February 22nd  

  • In-person shadowing and mentoring 

Wednesday, February 23rd  

  • In-person shadowing and mentoring 

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

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

iDigTRIO VIRTUAL Help Desk

 

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

  • Monday, February 21st 10am-11am ET 

  • Tuesday, February 22nd 11am-12pm ET 

  • Wednesday, February 23rd 12pm-1pm ET 

 
Day 1, Thursday, February 24th (all times are in Eastern time)

Conference Welcome

11:30am

11:45am

11:50am

 Slideshow presentation with music 

 Opening Remarks  

Welcome Message from University of Florida

Keynote Presentation

12:00pm

Panel

12:30pm

Navigating Academia and Biology Panel

Conference Break

1:30pm

Stretch your legs!

Workshop (staff /mentors only)

1:45pm

Being a Good Mentor Roundtable

All staff and student mentors are invited to come for a discussion on student mentoring and share their best practices and lessons learned. This session is an hour long and will end at 2:45pm.

Workshop (for all participants)

3:00pm

Exploring Careers in Natural History Collections

Come hear about the diversity of careers in association with Natural History Collections and Museums from a panel of collections professionals. 

  • Miguel Ordeñana (Community Science Manager, and Wildlife Biologist, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) 
     

  • Noé de la Sancha (Associate Professor at Chicago State University and Research Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History Chicago State University) 
     

  • Zaituna Skosan (Iziko Museums of South Africa) 

Conference Break

4:00pm

Longer break!

Day 2, Friday, February 12th

Meet and Greet Reception

7:00pm

Welcome from Dr. Angeleah Browdy and Dr. David Blackburn

Undergraduate Research Panel followed by a virtual mixer!

 
Day 2 Friday, February 25th (all times are in Eastern time)

Day Two Welcome

11:30am

11:45am

11:50am

 Slideshow presentation with music 

 Welcome and announcements 

Welcome Message 

Keynote Presentation

12:00pm

Entrepreneurship in Science 

Speaker: Jasmin Graham (MarSci-LACE Project Coordinator, CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences)

Panel

12:30pm

Entrepreneurship in Science 

Jasmin Graham (MarSci-LACE Project Coordinator, CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences)

Leander Lacy (CEO Lacy Consulting Services, LLC, Interim Director, Metro Denver Alliance, Podcast Host: The Green Mind)
 

Angelique Brathwaite (Director Ecology & Management, Co-Founder, Blue Finance) 

Conference Break

1:30pm

Stretch your legs!

Keynote Presentation

1:45pm

Community Science

 

Speaker: Miguel Ordeñana (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) 

Pre-Colligate Workshop

2:15pm

Applying to College

The presentation will cover an overview and highlights for the University of Florida, Gainesville community and town, how to apply to UF and our application review process, campus involvement and time for questions.

Colligate Workshop

2:15pm

Applying to Graduate School

Facilitators: Catherine EarlyAdania FlemmingJeanette Pirlo, and Sori Ruiz-Escobar 

Conference Break

4:00pm

A longer break!

Reception

7:00pm

Science Stories

Storytellers:

Brittney Dixon, PhD, MPH, CPH, TTS,
Nattapol Kraisitudomsook, Ph.D. student, Plant Pathology Department, University of Florida

Aditi Jayarajan, PhD student, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

Emcee: Chelsea Collison, Educator, Florida Museum of Natural History

Day 3, Saturday, February 13th (all times are in Eastern time)
 

Day Three Welcome

11:30am

11:45am

11:50am

 Slideshow presentation with music 

Welcome and announcements  

Welcome Message from the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Dr. Angela Lindner 

Keynote Presentation

12:00pm

Bringing your Authentic Self

Speaker: Dr. Hazel Levy, Lecturer, Genetics Department, University of Florida

Presentation: History in science matters: But who tells the history

Panel (pre-collegiate students only)

12:30pm

Bringing Your Authentic Self to College

Lauren Esposito (Curator of Arachnology, California Academy of Sciences)

Erica Aguiar (Assistant Director, Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program and Office of First Generation Student Success, University of Florida)

Jasmin Graham (MarSci-LACE Project Coordinator, CEO of Minorities in Shark Sciences)

Panel (collegiate students only)

12:30pm

Balancing Commitments

Symphany Lindsay (Undergraduate Student, University of Florida)

Keara Clancy (Masters Student, University of Florida Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department)

Alnycea Blackwell (iDigBio Project Assistant, University of Florida)

Conference Break

1:30pm

Stretch your legs!

Workshop (pre-collegiate students only)

1:45pm

Financial Aid 101 (Paying for College)

Facilitators: Amber Moebs and Trellis Williams from University of Florida Student Financial Affairs

Join Ms. Amber Moebs and Ms. Trellis Williams from the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships for their presentation entitled Financial Aid 101.  They will break down the financial aid process, from applications to disbursements, in a way that’s easy and enjoyable to understand.

Workshop (collegiate students only)

1:45pm

Funding Options for Graduate School

Facilitators: Erin RiceUniversity of Florida Graduate Student Affairs.

Closing Session

2:45pm

Conference closing remarks, survey

Workshop (collegiate students only)

3:00pm

Applying to Graduate School

Facilitators: Catherine Early, Adania Flemming, Jeanette Pirlo, and Sori Ruiz-Escobar