Vol 11. Issue 24 / August 15, 2011
New Mentor Award Program Seeks Nominations
The award recipient, who will be announced at the Fall Research Symposium, will be honored with a plaque and $1,000 in funding to support team building or training efforts in his or her lab.
Postdocs and graduate students may nominate any faculty member "who has guided and contributed to their personal or professional development through a mutually trusting and respectful relationship." Specifically, award nominees should be faculty who:
Due Friday, September 2, nominations will be reviewed by SOF Executive Committee members and the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office. The nomination form and instructions are available online .
Library Tip: New Resources Now Available
Although access to the Journal of Molecular Biology was available back to 1995 online, obtaining previous years required scanning print copies. Now, the full archive of the Journal of Molecular Biology is also available online.
The library hopes adding these resources enriches investigator, student, and staff research, and saves time. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Workshop Series: Structuring Your Scientific Paper
The workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3 PM in the Beckman Center's Keck Amphitheater.
Presented by frequent Career Workshop speaker Jean-luc Doumont, the session will explore structuring scientific reports and papers at all levels to secure readers' attention, facilitate navigation, and "get the message across optimally," according to Doumont's course description.
An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Doumont trains engineers, scientists, and business people in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes.
Workshop reservations are not required. For further information on the Career Workshop series and other upcoming career-related events, contact Ryan Wheeler, email@example.com or x4-9740, or visit the Career and Postdoctoral Services webpage.
SOF Industry Bridge Program Applications Begin
Industry Bridge Program eligibility, specific application procedures, and proposal guidelines are available on the Career and Postdoctoral Services webpage.
'Spirit of Fun' Highlights 16th Annual Scripps California Golf Tournament
Lending to the event's uniquely informal character was its traditional good-humored homage to former player and Scripps Research scientist Jared Purton, who was killed in a 2009 car accident.
"To celebrate and remember Jared and his amazing sense of humor, we reward those who best display the spirit of fun on which this tournament is based," said organizer Todd Maxwell, safety officer with Environmental Health and Safety.
"Spirit Awards" for the 16th annual tournament, which drew 136 participants, were presented to M.G. Finn, Scripps Research professor clad in a red plaid kilt with green socks; Kurt Breitenkamp, research associate, resplendent in lime-green polo shirt and multihued polka-dotted slacks; and Kathy Spencer, scientific associate, who played the entire course in a lace-trimmed wedding dress.
Three strokes separated top team winners in the scramble format tournament. Winning teams included:
Last place team honors were awarded to Sharon Kwan, technology development representative in the Scripps Research Office of Technology Development; Blair Szymczyna and Stephen Edgcomb, both research associates in the Williamson lab; and Shiva Bhowmik, research associate in the Lesley lab.
Other tournament awards included "Longest Drive" – Jake Boyle, with vendor DPR Construction, and Grace Kennedy, research assistant in the Chun lab; and "Closest to the Pin" – guest players Evan Biundo and Ed LaCoste.
Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu