Young Scholars Conference 2016
“Mechanisms of Disease Intervention”
SEPT 16th - 17th 2016
Questions for Meredith Hastings
Young Scholars Conference teaches tools for success
A diverse group of early career scientists gathered at Brown recently to learn more about what it takes to thrive in academia.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Late last month, Brown held its second annual Young Scholars Conference, which aims to provide guidance and support for science graduate students and post-doctoral researchers as they prepare to enter the academic workforce.
The two-day conference, which was sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, included sessions on finding useful mentors, networking strategies and understanding what it takes to achieve tenure. There were also opportunities for informal discussions with current Brown faculty members.
Twenty-nine scholars — some from Brown, but most representing other institutions — attended. More than half of the participants were from historically underrepresented groups in the sciences.