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New Mexico State University
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

4CS + TSAPS 2016 | workshop


Communication and Negotiation Skills Workshop for Women


Pearl SandickDr. Pearl Sandick | University of Utah

Workshop, Thursday, October 20 (limited seating):
Communication and Negotiation Skills Workshop for Women

Workshop Registration

This is a free add-on workshop at the 2016 Joint Meeting of the Four Corners and Texas Sections of the APS for students, postdocs, and early career professionals in physics or a related field. Thursday, October 20th, 2016 from 4 to 7pm Department of Physics, New Mexico State University (room TBD) Contact: The workshop focuses on professional skills that students and postdocs need to effectively perform research, including: negotiating a position in academia, industry or at a national lab, interacting positively on teams and with a mentor or advisor, thinking tactically, articulating goals, enhancing their personal presence, and developing alliances. We will discuss negotiation strategies and tactics that are useful for achieving professional goals. This is a highly interactive workshop where participants are invited to bring examples of difficult professional situations to discuss.

Pearl Sandick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Theory Group at the University of Texas at Austin before moving to Utah in 2011. Professor Sandick is a theoretical particle physicist studying physics beyond the Standard Model, including supersymmetric theories and possible explanations for the dark matter in the Universe. In addition to her research, she’s passionate about teaching, mentoring students, and making science accessible and interesting to non-scientists. Professor Sandick currently serves on the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, is the Chair Elect of the National Organizing Committee for the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiPs), and is the founder and faculty sponsor of the University of Utah Women in Physics and Astronomy (WomPA).