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Exploring Careers in Science Policy and STEM Diversity with Fannie Mitchell Expert in Residence, Richard Watkins, PhD [Registration required]

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Dr. Richard L. Watkins is a scientist, politician, community organizer, academic and entrepreneur. In this session, Richard will share insights and advice from his own professional journey-encouraging students and postdocs to design a career that fits their unique talents and interests.

Richard is the founder and CEO of The Science Policy Action Network, Inc. (SPAN), which focuses on enhancing science education, advocacy and outreach for the benefit of all North Carolinians. He also serves as a program coordinator for the Chancellor's Science Scholars Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he mentors undergraduates and develops STEM diversity initiatives to directly impact the next generation of leaders in science and technology. Richard is also a former board member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society. He now serves as president of the UNC-Chapel Hill Chapter of Sigma Xi. Richard earned his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014.

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Contact: Career Center