VASG Graduate Symposium

Research strategies that make a difference, professional skills development for tomorrow’s STEM workforce

Virginia Sea Grant is excited to bring together graduate students from across the Commonwealth with interest in coastal and marine disciplines for a daylong research symposium and career fair designed to spark your scientific and professional imaginations, highlight cutting-edge graduate research, expand professional networking, and hone professional skills.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity! You will see innovative, dynamic communication products, and activities aimed at conveying complex science, and technical information in a manner that maximizes its impact. Participants will engage with coastal and marine science professionals from non-profit organizations, private industry bodies, state and federal agencies, and more. Attending students will learn about current and emerging career opportunities, identify the skills and abilities needed to succeed throughout their career, and the strategies necessary to utilize them.

The VASG Graduate Symposium will include:

  • Networking opportunities,
  • Panel discussions on science policy and management, science communication, and outreach, discussing the skills and competencies needed to succeed in those jobs
  • Innovative science communication strategies, including speed-talks and a poster presentation session
  • Fellowship and internship opportunities

Virginia Sea Grant invites students from all over the Commonwealth to participate in the new Graduate Symposium and Career Fair. This is an innovative educational and networking event to be held in early 2018.

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