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Genius Passion Pathways: Charting Non-Linear Career Pathways

March 26, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

Please join Tonya M. Matthews as she draws from pivotal moments from her own career to facilitate an interactive session about weighing academic vs. non-academic career opportunities and translating your scholarship into impact that matters. She will also address the art of using free time to balance your humanity and multiple interests. This session is appropriate for both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across STEM, humanities, and social sciences disciplines.

Tonya M. Matthews, Ph.D. is a thought-leader and convener in STEM education and engagement, organizational equity and inclusion, and informal, community-driven learning. Her diverse background includes academic and professional work as a scientist, educator, volunteer, and award-winning writer and poet. She holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and she is the recipient of a Whitaker Foundation Award for Engineering Excellence and an alumni member of National Society of Black Engineers and Society for Women Engineers. She is also the founder of the STEMinista project and formerly served as President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. Matthews currently sits on the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

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March 26, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
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