Early Career Scientist Community and Membership Engagement Subcommittee
Members of the ECS Community and Membership Engagement (CME) Subcommittee work to address the challenges and concerns of their fellow early career scientists by creating and facilitating team building activities and networking possibilities among Early Career Leadership Program cohort members. Projects include seminar series, mentorship programs, and peer support groups, in addition to organizing professional development events for GSA conferences.
- Edward Waddell (Holy Family University)
- Joyce Fernandes (Miami University)
- Organize and host activities for GSA early career scientists at conferences and in our virtual programs, including the ECLP and the Presidential Membership Initiative.
- Create networking opportunities and peer support networks for ECLP representatives.
- Organizing and hosting Peer Support Groups within the ECLP
- Virtual Conference Professional Development Programming
Inês Baião Santos
Joseph Uche Ogbede
Science in a Snapshot is a monthly webinar for early career members to share their science with the larger genetics community. Speakers are selected from our GENETICS Peer Review Training and ECS Leadership programs to present a ten-minute talk followed by questions and discussion.
The Virtual Cafés consists of casual online gatherings of our early career community and provides a platform for us to get to know each other and discuss topics of broad interest to early career researchers. Each Café will be hosted by either the Community and Membership Engagement Committee or one of the subcommittees of the GSA Early Career Leadership program and will focus on a specific topic.
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Learn more about Early Career Leadership at GSA
Early Career Leadership and Professional Development Program
Students, postdocs, and other early career scientists (ECS) are the future of the GSA community. To strengthen their voice in the Society, GSA developed the Early Career Scientist leadership and professional development program. This program provides rich opportunities for early career scientists to develop skills, gain experience, network, and produce concrete deliverables that demonstrate their abilities.
GENETICS Peer Review Training Program
Peer-reviewers are vital to science, yet early career scientists in our field rarely receive formal training in how to be a good reviewer. GSA and GENETICS are addressing this gap with a program that gives early career members real-world peer review experience. Participants will receive online training, feedback, and will become reviewers for manuscripts submitted to GENETICS.
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