Leonard E Parker

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Five CGCA Postdocs travel across Wisconsin giving Seminars

Posted by Laura Nuttall on April 30, 2014

This academic year five female postdocs received funds from the NSF's ADVANCE program to travel to other UW-system universities and talk about their research. Postdocs travelled as far as UW-River Falls to meet with students and faculty, share interesting research seminars and learn about primarily undergraduate institutions.

Megan DeCesar, Astrid Lamberts, Laura Nuttall, Laleh Sadeghian, and Sinead Walsh, all postdocs in the CGCA, applied to give a research seminar at one of the UW system's eleven comprehensive universities. All were awarded funds (from a grant by NSF's ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers) and the five visited UW-Stevens Point, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and UW-Oshkosh, to discuss about the evolution of the universe, gravitational waves, black holes, and pulsars.

Laura Nuttall had this to say about the whole experience: "Despite the long drive to UW-River Falls I had a really enjoyable time. I spent the day in an interview format, so just like I had applied for a faculty position. I talked with different members of staff about their research (and my own) as well as their teaching responsibilites. They also gave me tips on what to say had the day been an actual interview. This visit gave me a really good insight in to how this process might go should I apply for a permanent position in the future. As well I sat in on a cosmology class and gave a 50 minute seminar on my research. Would definitley do it again!"

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