Join Your Fellow Fellows at the NICHD Holiday Party!
Stop by for a sweet treat or festive beverage at the 2011 Annual NICHD Holiday Party. Merriment will be had for all on Wednesday, December 7, 3:30-5 p.m in Building 31, Room 2A48. If you have a knack for ornament creation, try your hand at the annual ornament competition. Use whatever you find around the lab, but only what you can find around the lab, to create the perfect science ornament!
Save the Date: March 26, 2012, Teaching Workshop
Please save March 26, 2012, for a full-day workshop about creative teaching techniques with Dr. Brian P. Coppola, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Coppola is an energetic instructor who writes the book about teaching—literally! His chapter in “McKeachie’s Teaching Tips” offers relevant advice about making laboratory learning more interactive. Save the date!
Your Questions About Team Science Answered
Team science is a huge topic around the country right now, at universities engaged in scientific research and also at NIH. And “team” is a key word for anyone who has plans to work in industry, too. A lot of questions come to mind in conversation with fellows about the challenges of working successfully in a team, how authorship issues are sorted out, the benefits of collaboration, and answering the question about why people even need to work more in teams these days.
On Friday, December 9 from 12-1:20 PM, Samantha Levine-Finely from the NIH Office of the Ombudsman will lead a lunchtime discussion to establish a framework for thinking about team science. This first meeting will also introduce a second part of this professional skills series, which involves online training modules in team science offered by Northwestern University’s “Science of Team Science.” You will be able to take the training modules independently; a certificate will be awarded to those who complete the three modules successfully.
For more information, please contact Brenda Hanning at firstname.lastname@example.org.