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4/7/13 – Communicating Science to the World: The Nature and Practices of Science

posted Mar 6, 2013, 11:22 AM by Sandra Johnson   [ updated Apr 8, 2013, 8:29 AM by AWIS LA-Ventura County Web Admin ]

AWIS LA/VC + Aquarium of the Pacific Workshop

Communicating Science to the World: The Nature and Practices of Science

Effective science communication is sometimes challenging because of differences in understanding (or differences in opinion) of what science is and how it works.  Recognizing and understanding the spectrum of ideas on the nature and practices of science (how we do science/ how science works as an enterprise) can help science communicators like us interpret their own work to the lay public.

WHAT:  AWIS LA/VC + Aquarium of the Pacific Workshop

WHERE: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

WHEN:  Sunday, April 7th  2013, 2 pm


Join us at the AWIS-Aquarium of the Pacific workshop to explore the nature and practices of science through hands-on activities and discussion.  Our dialog will focus on how literacy about the nature and practices of science (how science is done) affects how we communicate.  This workshop will last about 2.5 hours and will be hosted in an Aquarium classroom.  Admission to the Aquarium after the workshop is also included.  The Aquarium is open until 6 PM each day.

Communicating Science

10-23-12 Behavioral Based Interviewing

posted Oct 14, 2012, 9:19 PM by Sandra Johnson   [ updated Nov 1, 2012, 7:11 AM ]

Behavioral Based Interviewing

Tuesday, October 23

Networking: 6 pm - Seminar: 6:30 pm

USC Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
Keith Administration (KAM) Building
1975 Zonal Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90033. 

A recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management estimates that 55% of organizations in the United States are currently utilizing behavior-based interview techniques in their hiring process. In this seminar you will learn just what is meant by Human Resource professionals when they refer to “Behavior Based Interviews.” We will address how it is done, why it is done and the benefits to the hiring organization. Concrete suggestions and action steps will be provided to help you prepare to put yourself in the best light for your next behavior based interview.

Thank you to all who attended. If you wish to watch the archived webcast of the presentation, please visit:

This event was co-sponsored with the USC Post-doctoral Association

09-29-12 Resume Workshop

posted Sep 13, 2012, 4:57 PM by Sandra Johnson   [ updated Sep 13, 2012, 4:57 PM ]

Are you looking for insight into how to re-vamp your resume?  Everyone wants to write a great resume, but professional resume services can be pricey and often are not science-focused.  Pat Jazwa is an educational consultant with years of business experience.  She will be conducting a resume workshop for our chapter members to help attendees learn how to model your resume as a marketing tool. 

This workshop is being offered first to our members, for $20 per person.  We have a limited number of spots, so reserve early! 
      Date:  Saturday, September 29, 2012*
      Time:  3:30 - 5:30 pm
      Location:  Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room
      Cost:  $20 for members, $30 for non-members

RSVP here

* This is the weekend that the 405 freeway will be closed.  Alternate routes to the Sherman Oaks Galleria are available, however.  Don't let Carmageddon slow you down. Feel free to arrive early and browse the mall!

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