CARE 2015 Workshop: Explore Career Paths March 10

By Christina Swinson

Christina Swinson

Christina Swinson

Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) and Stony Brook University’s (SBU) Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) are pleased to announce the upcoming Career Advancement in a Research Environment (CARE) 2015 workshop, on March 10 at Brookhaven Lab. This full-day program for postdoctoral candidates and early career scientists at Brookhaven and SBU will explore the many career paths available to STEM researchers, along with career planning skills.

The first session will begin with a talk by Elaine DiMasi, a tenured physicist at the National Synchrotron Light Source II and Soft Matter Interface group leader. Her talk, “The BNL Pathway,” will address career progression at Brookhaven Lab. Following Elaine will be several scientists who have made other career choices, such as Department of Energy program manager, patent attorney, entrepreneur, and college professor. 

The first session will continue with a panel discussion where attendees may ask questions of the morning’s presenters. 

In the afternoon, the second session will be dedicated to career planning with the aim of each participant gaining the knowledge and tools to develop their own Individual Development Plan (IDP). 

An IDP is a personal career plan in which an individual identifies short- and long- term goals, strengths, and weaknesses. It addresses milestone setting and what is required to successfully reach these goals. The IDP training is provided courtesy of Kathleen Flint Ehm, Director of SBU's Office of Postdoctoral affairs.

CARE 2015 will conclude with an informal networking session, providing the perfect opportunity to interact with the day’s speakers and a chance to better get to know your peers.

Financial support for CARE 2015 comes from a National Science Foundation grant funded through George Washington University. Learn more, add a calendar reminder, and register today at

— Christina Swinson
Assistant Scientist, Accelerator Test Facility

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