TMS 2015 Course Offerings
11th Annual Lead-Free Solders and Interconnect Technology Workshop
Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop
Aluminum Melting Workshop
Explore the Use of the CALPHAD Modeling Tools for Your Daily Practice
Characterization Techniques for Magnetic Materials Workshop
Friction Stir Welding and Processing Short Course
Mentorship for Young Scientists: Developing Scientific Survival Skills Workshop
Multiphysics Materials Simulations using the Open Source MOOSE Framework Workshop
Supplier Technology Workshop – Anode Carbon
Supplier Technology Workshop – Reduction

TitleMentorship for Young Scientists: Developing Scientific Survival Skills Workshop
WhenSunday, March 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
WhereParrot 1, Swan Hotel
SponsorshipThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
PresentersFederico Rosei
Course LengthHalf-day, morning
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This workshop is a short version of the graduate course "Survival Skills for Scientists" developed and taught by Federico Rosei at the University of Quebec. The central theme of this presentation is that succeeding in science requires skills (often referred to as "soft professional skills") beyond basic scientific skills. The main topics are:
  • The job market for graduates in science and engineering (industry, national labs and academia; advantages and disadvantages)
  • Funding in modern science
  • Publish or perish: publishing quality papers, having an impact
  • Presenting your work to your peers
  • The fundamental laws of "scientific survival" (know yourself, plan ahead, and play chess)
  • Ethics in modern science
  • Alternative careers
This workshop is aimed at science and engineering senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students with the intent of giving basic guidance and mentoring to young scientists.
Federico Rosei has held the Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials since 2003. He is professor and director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Université du Québec, Varennes (QC) Canada. Since January 2014, he holds the UNESCO chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage. He received his Master’s degree in science and Ph.D. from the University of Rome. Rosei has published more than 170 articles in prestigious international journals, and has given more than 150 seminars and colloquia and 20 public lectures in 40 countries. His publications have been cited more than 4,600 times. Rosei is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Metallurgy and Mining, Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology, Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Member of the Global Young Academy, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics, Senior Member of SPIE and Member of the Sigma Xi Society. He has won numerous awards for his work.
Register for Mentorship for Young Scientists through the TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition registration form.
Before February 9, 2015
  • Member $125
  • Nonmember $175
  • Student $35
After February 9, 2015
  • Member $175
  • Nonmember $225
  • Student $55

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