Agenda, ALCDW 2018
This free workshop has sessions for students and faculty. The workshop will be held in Columbia on the afternoon of Thursday, June 14 (faculty only) and all day on Friday, June 15 (faculty and students) with concurrent sessions for each group. Below is the agenda and schedule (we will not be printing programs). This year, we are co-hosting with our sister organization, SC EPSCoR/IDeA and are offering sessions for NSF researchers, in addition to our NIH focus. Also new this year will be a social/dinner on Thursday evening and networking lunch seated by research interests topics on Friday. Seating will be limited.
June 14, 1 to 5 pm, USC Alumni Center* (floor plan)
Grant Writing Workshop
- 12:30 pm, Check-in
- 1 pm, Review process at NIH – Study section and scoring, Presidents Dining Room
- 1:30 pm, Review Process at NSF – Review Panel, Presidents Dining Room
Concurrent Session A – NIH Review (Mock Study Section)
Presidents Dining Room
- Specific Aims Page Review – Guidelines for Success
- Experimental Design – Guidelines
- Significance and Innovation Sections
*Parking for Thursday’s event is in the adjoining parking garage on Park and Pendleton Streets, is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed by the USC Alumni Center. The garage is managed by the City of Columbia who charges hourly rates for parking. My Carolina’s entrance from the Park Street garage is on the 2nd floor. Street level entrances are on Senate Street.
Concurrent Session A – Faculty and Post-Docs
Edie Goldsmith, Moderator
- 10:30 am, Intellectual Property, Jesse Goodwin, Technology Development Officer, MUSC
- 11:15 am, Entrepreneurship – Do’s and Don’ts, Ellie Fini, AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, Inventor and Co-founder, Bio-Adhesive Alliance Inc.
12 noon, Networking Lunch (Research Collaboration), Vista Room. Check your badge for assigned table number.
- 1:30 pm, Planning for Mid-Career Success, Panel: Jim Fadel, USC School of Medicine; Agnes Southgate, College of Charleston
- 2 pm, Funding for research trainees, John Kaup and John Wheeler, Furman University
- 2:30 pm, Time Management, Morris (“Moss”) Blachman, Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Development and Strategic Affairs – or – Matt Orr, Senior Associate, Professional Development, USC School of Medicine
- 3 pm, How to manage research personnel, Moss Blachman or Matt Orr
- 4 pm, Adjourn
Concurrent Session B – Students
Blockbuster (Special Events) Space
Martine LaBerge, Moderator
- 10:30 am, Communication skills (oral and poster presentations), Susan Wood, USC School of Medicine
- 11:15 am, Communicating Science and Networking through Social Media, Clinton Colmenares, Director of Strategic Communications, Clemson University
12 noon, Networking Lunch (Career Path), Vista Room. Check your badge for assigned table number.
Concurrent Session B1 – GRAD Students, Huger Street Room
- 1:30 pm, Career-Focused Post-Doctoral Training, Ed Krug, Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, College of Graduate Studies, Medical University of South Carolina
- 3:15 pm, Break
Concurrent Session B2 – UNDERGRADUATE Students, Blockbuster Space
Tyler Harvey, Doctoral Candidate, Clemson
Martine LaBerge, Chair of Bioengineering, Clemson University
Bert Ely, Director, Center for Science Education, University of South Carolina
- 1:30 pm, Part A – What is Graduate School? Tyler Harvey, Organizer; Panel: Marketa Marcanikova, Timmy Samec, Arica Gregory
- 2 pm, Networking Best Practices (hands-on activity), Hobey Tam. Networking Workshop Prompt.
- 2:15 pm, Part B – Preparing for a Competitive Application, Ann Foley, Clemson/MUSC; Maria Torres, Bioengineering Graduate Student Services Coordinator, Clemson
- 2:45 pm, Networking Best Practices (hands-on activity), Hobey Tam. Networking Workshop Prompt.
- 3 pm, Part C – Finding the right fit, Panel: Marketa Marcanikova, Timmy Samec, Arica Gregory
- 3:30 pm, Fellowship Applications (joint graduate and undergraduate Session), Blockbuster Space, Novella Beskid, Assistant Dean for Fellowships and Scholar Programs, South Carolina Honors College, USC
- 4 pm, Adjourn
**Friday’s Workshop will be held at the South Carolina State Museum located on Gervais Street in Columbia. Parking will be free. Your name badge from the Workshop will also give you same-day 10% discount at the Museum's gift shop, discounted tickets to the 4D theatre and Planetarium ($4) and free general admittance to the rest of the Museum, if time allows. Museum closes at 5 pm.