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2010 STEM Talent: A Symposium & Career Fair for Postdocs in the Capital Region

Purpose:

A conference and career fair for current postdoctoral fellows working in Washington, D.C.-area federal labs and universities, and for companies recruiting high-level S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals.

This event exposes area postdoctoral fellows in the S.T.E.M. fields to the many career options (e.g., government, private sector, entrepreneurship) that are available to them.

The career fair portion connects local job-seeking postdocs with companies that are looking for that level of talent.

Agenda:

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Registration and Networking

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions (Salon FGH)
* Renee Winsky (Emcee), President & Executive Director, TEDCO
* Steve Silverman, Director, Montgomery County Department of Economic Development
* Sally Sternbach, Executive Director, Rockville Economic Development, Inc. on behalf of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Plenary Speaker (Salon FGH)
Dr. Carol A. Nacy, Co-Founder and CEO of Sequella, Inc.

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Interviewing Skills
(Salon FGH)
presented by: Brianna Blaser, Ph.D., Project Director, Outreach, Science/AAAS

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. All About Resumes (Salon FGH)
presented by Lori M. Conlan, Ph.D., Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Office of Intramural Training and Education, National Institutes of Health

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Career Expo (Salon E & Foyer)

11:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m. Resume Doctors Available (Great Falls Room, Lower Level) by appointment only. Walk-in appointments may be available.

11:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m. Immigration Attorneys Available
(Middlebrook Room, Lower Level) by appointment only. Walk-in appointments may be available.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Morning Breakout Sessions


Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Salon F)
Moderator: Ronald Kaese, Senior Program Manager, Federal Lab Partnerships, TEDCO
Panelists:  
Jayfus T. Doswell, Ph.D., President & CEO, Juxtopia, LLC
Joseph Garner, Ph.D., President & COO, APE-BridgePath Scientific
Alem Taye, Co-Founder, CynerGene

Careers Beyond the Bench: Journalism, Law, Government, & Non-Profits (Salon G)
Moderator: Brianna Blaser, Ph.D., Project Director, Outreach, Science/AAAS
Panelists:
Kimberly Benton, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies, FDA
Cindy Hamilton, PharmD, Principal, Hamilton House and President, American Medical Writers Association
Christopher E. Jeffers, Ph.D., Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, LLC
Sean Sanders, Ph.D., Worldwide Commercial Editor, Science/AAAS

Working in Established Companies
(Salon H)
Moderator: Scott Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., President & CEO, MacroGenics
Panelists:
Chuck Culbertson, Vice President, Schafer Corporation
Carol Nacy, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Sequella, Inc.
Josh Schnell, Ph.D., Director of the Analytics Group, Discovery Logic

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Salon F)
Moderator: Ronald Kaese, Senior Program Manager, Federal Lab Partnerships, TEDCO
Panelists:
Jayfus T. Doswell, Ph.D., President & CEO, Juxtopia, LLC
Joseph Garner, Ph.D., President & COO, APE-BridgePath Scientific
Alem Taye, Co-Founder, CynerGene

Careers Beyond the Bench: Journalism, Law, Government, & Non-Profits (Salon G)
Moderator: Brianna Blaser, Ph.D., Project Director, Outreach, Science/AAAS
Panelists:
Kimberly Benton, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies, FDA
Cindy Hamilton, hParmD, Principal, Hamilton House and President, American Medical Writers Association
Christopher E. Jeffers, Ph.D., Patent Attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, LLC
Sean Sanders, Ph.D., Worldwide Commercial Editor, Science/AAAS

Working in Established Companies (Salon H)
Moderator: Scott Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., President & CEO, MacroGenics
Panelists:
Chuck Culbertson, Vice President, Schafer Corporation
Carol Nacy, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Sequella, Inc.
Josh Schnell, Ph.D., Director of the Analytics Group, Discovery Logic

Program as of 7/13/09. Speakers and room assignments may change. Please consult signage on the day of the event for room assignments.

Details:

Start Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010
End Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010
Location: Montgomery County Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD
Format: Symposium

Sponsor(s):

Platinum

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

TEDCO

Gold

Maryland Biotechnology Center

Northrup Grumman Corporation

National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)

Rockville Economic Development, Inc.

Silver

National Institute of Standards and Technology

State of Maryland Governer's Workforce Investment Board

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Registration:

Registration Contact:

Rockville Economic Development Inc.

phone: 301-315-8096

email: admin@RockvilleREDI.org

Technical Contact:

NIST Contact

Susan Zeisler

phone: 301-975-3111

email: szeisler@nist.gov