NYC Science Communication Newsletter-4      September 2017

NYC Science Communication Newsletter-4 September 2017

NYC Science Communication Newsletter-4   September 2017 By Zhaohui Yang It is official on NYC SciComm – Welcome New President, Jaclyn Kubala NYC SciComm announces new President, Jaclyn Kubala, PhD candidate at Weill Cornell Medicine, to lead the group and serve our members in the next 1~2 years. We hope to achieve the following goals: Create more opportunities for our members to develop leadership skills Build and expand professional networks Improve science communication skills […]

Want Attention? Here’s Advice from an Expert Headhunter

Want Attention? Here’s Advice from an Expert Headhunter

By Jiye Son Many professionals in the STEM field are great with technical skills, but often we lack the soft skills to communicate and express our talents to draw attention to ourselves. We work endlessly in labs to produce more results, and yet when it comes to flaunting those hard-earned accomplishments, we can sometimes feel bashful and uncomfortable. As such, when it comes time to look for a job after […]

To Better Communicate Science —-Voices from Our Volunteers

To Better Communicate Science —-Voices from Our Volunteers

By Xinjun Zhang Since founded in September 2016, NYC Science Communication (NYC SciComm) has grown to have 174 members from more than 12 institutes across New York City and beyond. On behalf of our Board of Directors, I would like to acknowledge our volunteers over the past year. Without them, the growth of NYC SciComm would not have been possible. In this special post, many of our volunteers also share their […]

Get Ready to Leave Your Comfort Zone! Insights and Practical Advice for Developing Your Elevator Pitch

Get Ready to Leave Your Comfort Zone! Insights and Practical Advice for Developing Your Elevator Pitch

  By Justine Calise, PhD Candidate, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine Speakers: Dr. Jesse Roth, MD, FACP, and Dr. Bettie Steinberg, PhD            Chances are, if you are a trainee in the sciences and thinking forward in advancing your career to the next level, you have probably heard of the elevator pitch. For most people the thought of crafting one is scary; the actual elevator ride is the […]

“#DistractinglySexy”, a Year Later

“#DistractinglySexy”, a Year Later

By Julija Hmeljak   Summer is my favorite season. I always feel that great things happen when it’s warm and light outside, unlike in gloomy February. Why am I talking about this? Because it was in the glorious summer of 2015 that Sir Tim Hunt, Nobel Laureate, made a clumsy “joke” at a conference dinner that caused an uproar amongst the scientific community and effectively truncated his career. He made a […]