Preparing For Your Future In A STEM Career

SFCC News:

Santa Fe Community College is hosting a free College Student STEM Workshop: Preparing For Your Future in a STEM Career, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Jemez Rooms at SFCC, 6401 Richards Ave.

More than 100 students, researchers and scientists from New Mexico’scolleges, national laboratories and science businesses will attend Preparing For Your Future in a STEM Career: Bringing Together Students, Research Professionals and the Science Industry to Shape the Next Generation of New Mexico’s STEM Workforce.

Undergraduate and graduate students studying biomedical science, renewable energy, engineering, computer science, biology, and more will network and receive expert mentoring, advice and instruction from experienced professionals and student researchers.

The focus of this year’s event is communication, negotiation and collaboration. The workshop will help students improve science communication and networking skills, get the most from attending a science meeting, find and apply for research opportunities, create a winning job search strategy, apply for graduate school, bridge from a two-year to a four-year college or university, and more.

Students will present their research and participate in a poster contest. The poster session will give students a chance to hone their presentation skills before attending other science meetings, as manyof the students also will be presenting their work at national and/or regional science meetings.

“We have great local mentors who are willing to share their experience, knowledge and opinions to help students with their STEM careers and academic goals,” says Michael D. Gonzales, CEO of NM STEM STRONG. “This workshop will help connect our NM STEM communities, give students an idea of what a career in STEM is like, and showcase some of the great work being done by students.”

This workshop is geared to colle­ge students of any age, in any STEM discipline, from any college as well as anyone interested in networking and learning about New Mexico STEM opportunities in academia, government or industry.

Participants include Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Labs, the Center for Integrated Technologies, Honeywell, the National Center for Genome Resources, SFCC’s Biofuels Center of Excellence, the University of New Mexico’s Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity, Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence as well as the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science and the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Register at NM Stem Strong. The event is free, but space is limited.

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