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8:00-9:00AM: Registration and Breakfast

Medical School Lobby

9:00-9:30AM: Welcome and Native American Blessing

Medical School Faculty Conference Room

Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor Terence Flotte, M.D.

Chief Cheryll Toney Holley, Nipmuc Nation

9:30-10:15AM: “Transgenic crops, cytoskeletal polarity, and infections: A Personal Journey”

Medical School Faculty Conference Room

Scientific Keynote 

Javier Irrazoqui, PhD

Associate Professor 

University of Massachusetts Medical School

10:30-11:50AM: Concurrent Scientific Sessions

 Biochemistry and Physical Sciences

Room: Goff S2-309, B&C

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Room: Amphitheater II S4-102


Room: Lazare Auditorium II S1-607


Room: S2-351 & 352

12:00-1:15PM: “How to be an agent of change: leadership lessons learned from Bemisia tabaci”

Medical School Faculty Conference Room

Science Advocacy Keynote

Sonia Zárate, PhD

SACNAS Officer: President-Elect;

Data & Evaluation, Bylaws Committee Co-Chair

Program Officer for Undergraduate and Graduate Science Education

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

1:30-2:15PM: Professional Development Sessions

Community Outreach: Science Café Woo          

Room: S2-351 & 352

Becoming a Scientific Citizen: Building Awareness for Resilience and Leadership

Room: ASC Bldg.,AS1 2130 West

Motivate, Excite and Ignite Their Interest in Science Education

Room: ASC Bldg.,AS1 2130 East

2:30-3:15PM: Career Development Sessions

Summer Research Programs, a Springboard to Your Future

Room: ASC Bldg.,AS1 2130 East

Successfully Applying to Graduate Programs

Room: ASC Bldg.,AS1 2130 West

Maximizing Your Skills During Graduate School and IDPs

Room: ASC Bldg., AS6-2072

Many (More) Careers in Science

Room: Goff S2-309, B&C

Getting the mentoring you want              

Room: ASC Bldg., AS8-2072

Implicit Bias Workshop                            

Room: S2-351 & 352

3:30-4:30PM: Poster Session

Medical School Lobby

4:30-5:15PM: Cultural Event & Networking

Medical School Lobby

Jose Castillo; Professor, Quinsigamond Community College

5:30PM: Bus departs to Boston

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