Early Career Seminar Series

The FSPA is pleased to host a monthly seminar series aimed at all early-career researchers from across Fermilab’s Divisions. The purpose of this series will be to focus on career perspectives presented by researchers in the early stages of their careers, both in academia and in industry. Speakers will discuss what made their career paths unique and will provide advice for navigating the job market. The talks will be held on the last Wednesday of the month at noon CST as a “lunchtime” discussion or workshop starting in January of 2022. It will be primarily aimed at grad students and postdocs, but we welcome all users and employees – including interns and engineers – to join in.

Note: The FSPA Early-Career seminar series will now take place in hybrid mode. In-person location: ND/ Oscillatorium (WH13NW).

 

While we will continue to monitor attendance to ensure the safety of all participants and to comply with COVID-era capacity limits, the FSPA officers are pleased to announce that onsite Fermilab users and employees can attend this seminar in person.

We will still be maintaining a virtual presence for those who wish to join us remotely. Note that in the short term, speakers will continue to connect via Zoom.

 

Also, light refreshments and snacks will be offered during the talk.

If you have any questions or would like to give a talk, please contact the FSPA officers at: fspa_officers@fnal.gov.

Zoom Connection Details

The connection link will be sent via email. Those who subscribe to either the users, FNALgrad, or FSPA listservs should automatically receive the announcement. You can also access the zoom link by clicking “ZOOM” under the Date and Location section below if you have a Fermilab SERVICES account. Otherwise, please contact the FSPA officers via the email listed above.

Next Event

Date and Location                                         Topic                                                                               Speaker

June 29th, 2022                 Talk title:                               Yu-Dai Tsai  
(ZOOM) & WH13NW   Studying Dark Matter and Cosmic Neutrinos                  (UCI)
        while Defending the Earth: Space Missions & Quantum Technologies
                          Early-career discussion:
                  Hidden Sector of Diversity: Mental Health, 
                  Invisible Disabilities, and Neurodiversity

Upcoming Talks

Date and Location                                         Topic                                                                                 Speaker

July 27th, 2022                    TBA                                Youssef Sarkis Mobarak   
(ZOOM) & WH13NW                                                            (UNAM Mexico)


September 28th, 2022               TBA                                     Benton Pahlka
(ZOOM)                                                               (Texas Children's Hospital)

 

Past Talks

Date and Location                                         Topic                                     Speaker                                      Slides

January 26th, 2022  Navigating the job market as a       Wennie Wang             Slides
(ZOOM)              physics or STEM degree holder        (UChicago, UT Austin)
                    (in an era of COVID)
February 24th, 2022 Experimental Physicist:              Monica Nunes 
(ZOOM)              from analysis to bolts and screws    (Fermilab)

March 30th, 2022    Curious about being a Faculty        Drew Alton              Slides
(ZOOM) & WH13NW     member at a four-year college        (Augustana University)

April 27th, 2022    From Fermilab to science policy      Joe Grange              Slides
(ZOOM) & WH13NW                                          (Environmental Incentives, LLC)


May 25th, 2022      From muons to supercomputers         Stefano Tognini         Slides
(ZOOM) & WH13NW                                          (Oak Ridge Lab)

 

 

Video-recordings of Past Talks

January 26th, 2022 “Navigating the job market as a physics or STEM degree holder (in an era of COVID)”
February 24th, 2022 “Experimental Physicist: from analysis to bolts and screws”

 

March 30th, 2022 “Curious about being a Faculty member at a four-year college”

 

April 27th, 2022 “From Fermilab to science policy”

 

 

May 25th, 2022 “From muons to supercomputers”