Join the Roundtable Discussions at Plant Biology 2018

Join us for a series of roundtable discussions during Plant Biology 2018. Our roundtable discussions will all be located in or adjacent to the Plantae Pavilion, and are informal talks that cover many areas of plant biology. We have some great speakers lined up! No registration is necessary, and we hope you plan to join us as we discuss topics ranging from astrobotany to podcasting!

Roundtable Schedule:

Sunday, July 15

11:15 am – 12:00 pm: Roundtable: Plants in Space: Learn about a new and expanding topic in plant science, astrobotany. Hear from experts in the field about what the cool new discoveries are, and where the field is going. Discussion lead by Sarah Wyatt and Alexander Meyers (Ohio University). 

Watch the Space Biology seminar presented by Dr. Robert Ferl

2:45 – 3:30 pm: Roundtable: Careers in Industry:  Kelly Gillespie (Monsanto), Miguel Vega-Sanchez (Monsanto), and Laura Wayne (Dow) will be available to answer any questions you may have on how to get a job in industry, what an industry career is like, and any other questions you may have.

Watch the Industry Opportunities/Navigating a Career seminar presented by three scientists from Monsanto

Monday, July 16

11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Roundtable: Starting a Local Science Outreach Organization: Learn and discuss how to start a local outreach organization, such as a science café or a science on tap with Nathaniel Graham and Rishi R. Masalia. We’ll discuss ways to recruit volunteers, apply for funding, and most importantly, foster a dialogue with your community to make the most out of your time, and your organization.

Browse Science Communication resources on Plantae

2:45 – 3:30 pm: Roundtable: Computational Plant Science: Come meet Alexander Bucksch and discuss the interface of mathematical, computational, and biological sciences. We will also talk about why we need to add cross-trained researchers to the spectrum of plant biologists.

Watch the Computational Plant Science seminar presented by Alexander Bucksch

Tuesday, July 17

10:15 – 11:00 am: Roundtable: Women in Science Careers: Join Laura Wayne (Dow), Kelly Gillespie (Monsanto) and Grace Ju Miller (Indiana Wesleyan University)for a discussion around women in plant science.

Join the Women in Plant Biology network on Plantae

12:45-1:30 pm: Roundtable: Podcasting/Interviewing Advice with the Taproot Podcast Hosts: Meet Ivan Baxter and Liz Haswell, the hosts of Plantae’s very popular Taproot podcast. They’ll be answering questions about interviewing scientists, crafting stories, and give some glimpses into upcoming ideas and episodes.  

Join the Taproot network on Plantae for the latest news and episodes

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