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STEM Professional & Career Symposium

Deadline to register is April 1, 2016

(Seating is currently full, however we are working to expand availability.  To be placed on wait list, email



Symposium Schedule

  • 8:00 AM      Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:35 AM      CV/Resume Building and Information Session by Kertesha Riley
  • 12 NOON     Networking Lunch
    • Hosted by the UT Graduate School
  • 1:15 PM      Panel 1:  Non-academic careers in STEM   
    • Jan E. Brown, Manager, Ethics & Employee Concerns at Tennessee Valley Authority
    • Dr. Mitch Doktycz, Distinguished Staff Scientist Distinguished Staff Scientist and Leader of the Biological and Nanoscale Systems Group in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Dr. Regina Easley, Government Sector
    • Dr. Vernon McIntosh, Strategic Marketing and Technology R&D Manager, Animal Nutrition Division, Cargill Corporation
    • Dr. Lance Miller, Project Manager, Research Partnerships Program at CRDF Global
    • Dr. Janet Wilson, Government Sector
  • 2:30 PM     Panel 2:  Academic Careers in STEM
    • Dr. Angelia Gibson, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Maryville College
    • Dr. Richard Gragg, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Florida A&M University, Director of the Center for Environmental Equity & Justice
    • Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Dr. Margaret I. Kanipes, Director of the STEM Center of Excellence for Active Learning and Associate Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina A&T State University
    • Dr. Elizabeth Schussler, Director of Undergraduate Biology Education, Associate Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • Dr. Nekesha Williams, Post Doctoral Researcher at Louisiana State University in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Science, Research Associate at CUNY City College of NY Department of Earch & Atmospheric Sceinces,  and Visiting Professor at CUNY-Medgar Evers College in the Department of Physical, Environmental, and Computer Sciences