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2010 Workshop Slide Presentations

Presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting
of the American Society for Virology

Tuesday - July 20, 2010
Montana State University, Bozeman

Education and Career Development Workshop

Tales from the Trenches:
Surprising Factors in Scientific Success

Convenor:  Rebecca E. Dutch, University of Kentucky

Intelligence, creativity and hard-work are clearly crucial to a successful career in science, but other factors can also have significant impact. The Education and Career Development Committee presents a workshop focused on surprising factors which can strongly influence scientific careers. The three speakers will discuss unexpected factors which shaped their careers, providing both helpful advice and a glimpse of the struggles encountered on the path to becoming an established scientist. This special session is principally aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, although anyone registered for the meeting is welcome to attend. The workshop will be highly interactive and will offer time for discussion and questions.

Glenn Rall Here I Am, Despite Myself
Fox Chase Cancer Center  
Mavis Agbandje-McKenna Pathway to Professor:
University of Florida Three Continents, Many Constructions
Lynn Enquist My Career Path:
Princeton University How Did I End Up Here?