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Nailing Your Spark Talk
July 11, 2018 • Recording PDF

Speaker: Laura Green, Ph.D., Cancer Consortium Manager
     Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Moderator: Doreen Badheka, Ph.D., Program Director
     School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University

Do you have a short, 1-3 minute talk to prepare?  Is your topic complex and seemingly hard to condense? Dipping your toes into the world of spark talks can be daunting without prior experience.

This session aims to help early-career technologists prepare and plan for this popular form of science communication. Join us to learn how to efficiently focus your content and captivate your audience.

About our Speakers:
Laura Green Ph.D., Cancer Consortium Manager, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Green is a biomedical scientist, graphic designer and communication specialist who works with research faculty to  create visual and oral translations of technical topics for a variety of audiences. She earned her Ph.D. at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand where she also completed post-doctoral work. She was a visiting scientist at the Theodor-Kocher-Institute, Switzerland and subsquently a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Infectious Disease Research, Seattle, USA.

Doreen Badheka, Ph.D., Program Director, School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers
Co-Chair, Young Investigators, Westchester Biotech Project

Dr. Badheka is involved in developing platforms that enable graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to explore diverse career paths and develop relevant core competencies. In her current role she also serves as a liaison between the graduate school and various external organizations that include nonprofits, educational alliances and industry. She is passionate about advancement of basic and biomedical research as well as STEM education among younger generation.