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Upcoming WEBS Symposium Details

Date: October 16 - 19, 2013 (See below for a sample symposium schedule.)
NESCent, Durham, NC
Cost: Free. Participants will be responsible for travel to the conference. All on-site expenses will be covered by WEBS and NESCent.
Application deadline: April 15, 2013. Visit the WEBS application website for more details.
FAQs: Visit our Announcements and Resources page for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

2013 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jessica Brown, Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC), California State University, Monterey Bay and Former Ocean Science Outreach Specialist for SeaWeb's COMPASS program (Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea)
  • Romi Burks, Professor of Biology and Co-Chair of Animal Behavior Program, Southwestern University
  • Judith Dilts, Associate Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, Professor of Biology, James Madison University
  • Carol Goodwillie, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, East Carolina University
  • Mimi Koehl, Robert and Virginia Gill Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Martha Hoopes, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College
  • Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College
  • Christopher Loving, Founder of the Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Loving Leadership, Inc.
  • Lee Anne Martinez, Associate Professor of Biology, Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Ingrid Parker, Jean H. Langenheim Endowed Chair in Plant Ecology and Evolution and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Sarah Simmons, Assistant Dean for Honors, Research and International Study, University of Texas, Austin
  • Eleanor Sterling, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
  • Billie Swalla,Professor of Biology, University of Washington
  • Marta Wayne, Professor of Biology, University of Florida
  • Robyn Wright-Dunbar, Senior Associate Director for Science and Engineering, Center for Teaching and Learning at Stanford University

Sample WEBS Symposium Schedule
Topics and session times subject to change

7:15 - 8:30
Ad hoc Table topic
Ad hoc Table topic
Ad hoc table topic
8:30 - 10:30
Time Management

Conflict Management

Hands-On Workshops

10:30 - 12:00
Welcome and Ice Breakers
Mastering Teaching

Duke Forest Tour

Navigating Organizations and Tenure
12:00 - 1:15
Research Topic Tables
Institution Type Topic Table

Research Topic Tables

Concluding Lunch
1:15 - 2:30
Designing Research
Funding and Proposal Writing
Making your Science Pitch
travel back to airport
2:30 - 4:30
Communicating Research

Building your Group: Working with and Advising Students

Hands-On Workshops

5:15 - 6:30


6:30 - 8:15
Getting the Mentoring You Need

Career/Life Balance

Career Paths

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Last Updated:October 2, 2013
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