Research game show and alt. careers at Research Week 2019, May 13-15

Research Week 2019 is May 13-15

Each year, graduate students leave their mark on Student Day at Research Week. Research Week 2019 features some great new events, including an Art of Science competition and a forum on the science and ethics of gene repair.

Also new are a panel of Ph.D.s from the front lines of alternative careers for scientists and a research-related game show.

Everyone at OHSU can volunteer at this university-wide celebration of research.

Alternative Careers Panel

Tuesday, May 14, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Three scientists with non-traditional careers will share the stories of their professional paths — from coaching entrepreneurs and science communications to playing with brains and kids. You’ll hear about their jumps from scientific research and some advice they’ve picked up along the way.

Come meet Sarah Biber, healthcare innovation facilitator and an important contributor to Portland’s bio-tech scene, Jeannie Hunnicutt, software developer (and co-developer of a Scientific American infographic on dust), and Bill Griesar, co-founder of  NW Noggin and instructor at Portland State University. Definitely bring your questions.

More that’s new in 2019: Conflicts of interest panel discussion and a student keynote speaker.

Game Show

Tuesday, May 14, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Cap off a day of posters, panels, and presentations and unwind before the forum on the science and ethics of gene repair.

The OHSU Research Week game show is equal parts Trivial Pursuit and The Price is Right. Stop by to cheer along audience participants as they play for amazing science-y prizes, or get caught up in the fun and join us onstage for your own shot at trivia fame!

The various games and questions will stretch across all OHSU schools and practices, so everybody is welcome and encouraged to attend.  We guarantee you’ll walk away with at least one new fun fact about medical research — and maybe a special Research Week memento as well.