Research Week 2017: Join us for Students’ Day, May 2

Today, Tuesday, May 2, we celebrate OHSU’s diverse and accomplished student body by featuring programming relevant to those who are just starting out in their careers.

Each year, the Graduate Student Organization selects a keynote speaker to participate in Research Week. This year, they invited Nicholas J. Strausfeld, Ph.D. to present. His talk “Half a billion year old brains and those of today: What is different?” will focus on the evolution of arthropod brains, specifically the conservation of neural “ground patterns,” or the unique set of motifs in the organization of the brains and ventral ganglia of arthropods that have been remarkably well conserved for over half a billion years. Given the amazing evolutionary stability of ground patterns, this talk will also discuss the enigma of the vast diversity of behaviors that have evolved in arthropods from their similar neuronal organization.N. J. Strausfeld 3

Students’ Choice Keynote: Nicholas J. Strausfeld, Ph.D.
12 to 1 p.m.
OHSU Auditorium

You’re also invited to attend one of the following workshops taking place this afternoon:

Lecture and panel: The mentor/mentee relationship
This event will consist of a 30-minute lecture followed by an hour-long panel discussion. The lecture will focus on the generalities of what builds and sustains successful mentor relationships. The subsequent panel will have mentors and mentees from OHSU who will workshop example situations, offer advice on what allows for successful mentor-mentee relations, and take questions from the audience. 1:30 to 3 p.m., OHSU Auditorium

Panel: Beyond academia
A panel of professionals from various extra-academic fields will answer your questions about the challenges and choices they each made in building their careers. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., OHSU Auditorium

CV/resume review mixer
Best practices for formatting CVs, resumes, and biosketches will be briefly discussed followed by breakout sessions in which experts will hold individual review sessions. Sign up to have your CV/resume/biosketch reviewed or just stop by and listen in. Light snacks and beverages will be served. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Old Library Great Hall

Hope to see you there!

The Research Week 2017 Planning Committee