Scientists of all levels — including research staff, post-baccalaureate students, graduate students, postdocs, and principal investigators — across New York City are welcome to this free special event focused on scientific community building through communication and outreach. Refreshments are available for registered attendees!

Five distinguished speakers, Drs. Yasmine Belkaid (NIH), Jessica Polka (ASAPbio), Enrique Rojas (NYU), Kelly Ruggles (NYU Langone), and Victor Torres (NYU Langone) will share their unique scientific journeys and experiences engaging communities in and outside the laboratory.

A focused session invites representatives of several science outreach, communication, and policy groups to interact with attendees and provide opportunities to get involved.

The symposium is preceded by a special luncheon with NYU are Women in Science (NYUrWIS) at 12:00pm with Dr. Yasmine Belkaid. For more information about the luncheon, please email Madeleine LaRue.

The program concludes with a reception with live music by the Southern Blots, a band comprised of scientists Drs. Jef Boeke (NYU Langone), Douglas Daly (New York Botanic Garden), and Sidney Strickland (Rockefeller U).