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Lectures at the Royal Alberta Museum

The Royal Alberta Museum is again hosting their always popular winter public lectures series. This year listen and learn from  expert researchers ranging from lichen to bears to the science of seeds. All lectures are free and are held at the Royal Alberta Museum.

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Industry Mixer

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WISER

This years UA-Wise and Wiser industry mixer will be on Wednesday, March 12 beginning at 5PM. The event connects students to industry professionals. Admission is free. The event will be held at the University of Alberta at the ETLC Solarium.

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Alberta Nanotechnology Symposium

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The Alberta Nanotechnology Symposium will be on February 7, 2014 at the University of Alberta Campus. The aim of the symposium is to collaborate and development nanotechnology research.  Both oral and poster presentation opportunitites are available. Registration is $10 which includes lunch and the banquet. Abstracts are being accepted until January 17, 2014.

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Conference on Applied Mathematics

The aim of the New York Conference on Applied Mathematics is to strengthen communication and collaboration between scientists studying applied and computation mathematics. It is aimed for those working in and around the state of New York  and Southern Ontario (in Canada). This years conference is on November 9, 2013 at Cornell University. Some funding is available.

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Poster Presentations That Rock

Sign up for a webinar tomorrow (August 8, 2013, 11AM EDT) on how to successfully make and execute poster presentations.  Topics discussed at the webinar include:

  • four key career benefits gained by sharing your research results by poster
  • design tips to make your poster stand out
  • proven strategies and techniques for preparing and presenting your poster.

The webinar is sponsored by Labguru.

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Tips for Networking at Conferences

Many faculty and graduate students have summers off from teaching and course work. This provides the ideal opportunity to travel and present research at conferences. Here are a few tips for networking at conferences from the “Shepa Learning Company” (the full article can be found here) :

1. Thoroughly review the conference program in order to organize the sessions you wish to attend and read up on each presenter.

2. Attend social activites such as coffee breaks, lunches, banquets, etc.

3. Step out of your comfort zone by sitting with people you don’t know, starting elevator conversations and invite others to join in your conversation.

4. Ask questions during question period (but don’t ask questions just for the sake of asking).

5. Avoid using your ipad, cell phone or laptop during breaks.

6. Update your business cards and put them in your carry-on baggage.

7. Make an effort to reconnect with acquaintances as many people attend the same conference each year.

 

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BESTT

BESTT

Bridge for Engineering, Science and Technology Talent (BESTT) is a not-for-profit program that connects professionals  to industrial and high tech companies. BESTT works with industry, government and universities to help professionals with advanced degrees find fulfilling career paths. They offer career coaching, internships, mentorships, recruitment events and networking opportunities.

The next BESTT career and networking event is on April 24, 2013 at TEC Edmonton. There is a $10 charge and registration is required.

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