A World Away: Doing Science Abroad

Friday, February 12, 2016: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Washington 1 (Marriott Wardman Park)
Globalization is a fact of life. Many scientists want to take the opportunities it presents to work in different countries around the world. To get ahead of the curve on obtaining the competencies needed to work internationally, this workshop provides concrete strategies to students, faculty, and university administrators for establishing and maintaining successful international collaborations. The workshop is based on research on team science, mentoring, and international collaboration, and includes: identifying a collaborator; finding funding; leveraging scarce resources; preparing for international work; working with your institution to maintain research connections; and navigating institutional constraints.
Ester Sztein, National Academy of Sciences
Lisa Frehill, National Science Foundation
Katie Seely-Gant, Energetics Technology Center,
Michelle Nishiguchi, New Mexico State University and Joti Sekhon, Winston-Salem State University