February 2, 2016
Postdoctoral Development Workshop
Alycia Weinberger, a staff scientist at DTM, will lead a postdoctoral development workshop* titled, "How to Give a Great Talk", at 3 p.m. on 2 February 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall.
At this workshop, postdocs will learn best practices and techniques for giving a successful talk. Departments differ greatly in how they organize hiring. Some departments have group interviews, some use their seminar list as a giant rolling admissions, and some start with a phone interview. These differences underscore the central piece of advice: every talk is a job talk. There is no such thing as an informal talk, even though some faculty in a department may ask you for one. Learning how to give a great talk will be important for your future job prospects.
Coffee, tea, and some light snacks will be served before the lecture at 2:30 p.m.
*This workshop is restricted to Carnegie personnel only.
January 28, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Rebekah Dawson, an assistant professor in the Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, will present a talk titled "All Planets Great and Small" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 28 January 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's weekly seminar series.
Dawson received her Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard University in 2013. Her research interests include extra-solar planets, debris disks, dynamics of planetary and satellite systems, the Kuiper Belt, planet formation, signal processing.
Coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m.