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Chat with a Scientist: Marine Exploration

Join the New York Academy of Sciences, in partnership with NEOM, for a virtual Chat with a Scientist series, where you will gain insights into the significance of the oceans and their impact on our global ecosystem.

The ocean covers approximately 70% of Earth’s surface, and is a vital force in supporting the planet’s biodiversity and sustaining life, yet there is still so much left to be discovered and explored. Each one-hour event in this six part series will feature scientists, advocates, and leaders whose work focuses on marine life and the oceans themselves, and who will help shed light on the importance of understanding these vast bodies of water and their connection to life on land.

Participants will not only expand their knowledge, but also gain valuable insights into the world of scientific exploration and discovery. Most importantly, guest speakers will be available to answer questions directly from viewers, allowing you to engage with these experts in a meaningful way. While the events primarily target middle and high school students, attendees of all ages are welcome, and we especially encourage students to participate alongside their families.

Chat with a Scientist: Life in the Deep Sea

Join the New York Academy of Sciences, in partnership with NEOM, for a virtual Chat with a Scientist series, where you will gain insights into the significance of the oceans and their impact on our global ecosystem.

discovered and explored. Each one-hour event in this six part series will feature scientists, advocates, and leaders whose work focuses on marine life and the oceans themselves, and who will help shed light on the importance of understanding these vast bodies of water and their connection to life on land.

Participants will not only expand their knowledge, but also gain valuable insights into the world of scientific exploration and discovery. Most importantly, guest speakers will be available to answer questions directly from viewers, allowing you to engage with these experts in a meaningful way. While the events primarily target middle and high school students, attendees of all ages are welcome, and we especially encourage students to participate alongside their families.

Chat with a Scientist: Life in the Coral Reefs

Join the New York Academy of Sciences, in partnership with NEOM, for a virtual Chat with a Scientist series, where you will gain insights into the significance of the oceans and their impact on our global ecosystem.

The ocean covers approximately 70% of Earth’s surface, and is a vital force in supporting the planet’s biodiversity and sustaining life, yet there is still so much left to be discovered and explored. Each one-hour event in this six part series will feature scientists, advocates, and leaders whose work focuses on marine life and the oceans themselves, and who will help shed light on the importance of understanding these vast bodies of water and their connection to life on land.

Participants will not only expand their knowledge, but also gain valuable insights into the world of scientific exploration and discovery. Most importantly, guest speakers will be available to answer questions directly from viewers, allowing you to engage with these experts in a meaningful way. While the events primarily target middle and high school students, attendees of all ages are welcome, and we especially encourage students to participate alongside their families.

Chat with a Scientist: Coastal Communities

Join the New York Academy of Sciences, in partnership with NEOM, for a virtual Chat with a Scientist series, where you will gain insights into the significance of the oceans and their impact on our global ecosystem.

The ocean covers approximately 70% of Earth’s surface, and is a vital force in supporting the planet’s biodiversity and sustaining life, yet there is still so much left to be discovered and explored. Each one-hour event in this six part series will feature scientists, advocates, and leaders whose work focuses on marine life and the oceans themselves, and who will help shed light on the importance of understanding these vast bodies of water and their connection to life on land.

Participants will not only expand their knowledge, but also gain valuable insights into the world of scientific exploration and discovery. Most importantly, guest speakers will be available to answer questions directly from viewers, allowing you to engage with these experts in a meaningful way. While the events primarily target middle and high school students, attendees of all ages are welcome, and we especially encourage students to participate alongside their families.

Chat with a Scientist: Climate Policy & Advocacy

Join the New York Academy of Sciences, in partnership with NEOM, for a virtual Chat with a Scientist series, where you will gain insights into the significance of the oceans and their impact on our global ecosystem.

The ocean covers approximately 70% of Earth’s surface, and is a vital force in supporting the planet’s biodiversity and sustaining life, yet there is still so much left to be discovered and explored. Each one-hour event in this six part series will feature scientists, advocates, and leaders whose work focuses on marine life and the oceans themselves, and who will help shed light on the importance of understanding these vast bodies of water and their connection to life on land.

Participants will not only expand their knowledge, but also gain valuable insights into the world of scientific exploration and discovery. Most importantly, guest speakers will be available to answer questions directly from viewers, allowing you to engage with these experts in a meaningful way. While the events primarily target middle and high school students, attendees of all ages are welcome, and we especially encourage students to participate alongside their families.

Leadership in STEM Series: Advocacy in STEM

Advance your career as an effective, inclusive leader in STEM through this four-part series brought to you by the New York Academy of Sciences with special guest speakers from Pfizer senior leadership.

Advocacy in STEM can often seem overwhelming or challenging early in your career. Participants in this session will learn specific skills associated with advocacy, with the goal of reducing the feeling of risk and empowering individuals to be an advocate for change throughout their careers.

Speakers

Graham Ferrier, PhD

Global Medical Director, Precision Medicine, Pfizer, Inc. 

Magdia De Jesus, PhD

Director, Worldwide Medical Safety, Scientific Strategy and Portfolio Lead, Pfizer, Inc. 

Marge Musumeci, MA

Manager, Talent Acquisition, Candidate Experience, Pfizer, Inc. 

Leadership in STEM Series: Skills for Effective and Inclusive Leadership

Advance your career as an effective, inclusive leader in STEM through this four-part series brought to you by the New York Academy of Sciences with special guest speakers from Pfizer senior leadership.

We’ve all likely experienced ineffective leadership. To be an effective and inclusive leader, you must first determine your leadership style and then build the skills necessary to put that style into practice. Leveraging those skills will ultimately help create an environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those traditionally marginalized in science, feel respected, valued, empowered, and safe in the workplace.

Speakers

Xuemei Cai, MD

Head of Clinical Research, Digital Sciences and Translational Imaging, Pfizer, Inc. 

Magdia De Jesus, PhD

Director, Worldwide Medical Safety, Scientific Strategy and Portfolio Lead, Pfizer, Inc. 

Scott Kelly, PhD

Senior Director, Global Medical Epidemiology, Worldwide Medical Safety 

Vaccine and Hospital Epidemiology Strategic Lead, Pfizer, Inc. 

Leadership in STEM Series: Being Conflict Competent

Advance your career as an effective, inclusive leader in STEM through this four-part series brought to you by the New York Academy of Sciences with special guest speakers from Pfizer senior leadership.

Conflict is inevitable in our professional lives. Learn how to become more comfortable and competent as you learn to lead through navigating conflict. In this session, participants will learn the basics of how to effectively manage and resolve conflicts in a constructive and productive manner.

Speakers

Xuemei Cai, MD

Head of Clinical Research, Digital Sciences and Translational Imaging, Pfizer, Inc. 

Graham Ferrier, PhD

Global Medical Director, Precision Medicine, Pfizer, Inc. 

Leadership in STEM Series: Design Your Career and Leverage Networking

Advance your career as an effective, inclusive leader in STEM through this four-part series brought to you by the New York Academy of Sciences with special guest speakers from Pfizer senior leadership.

Design thinking can be a great way to help identify career goals and craft a path forward. This path often involves leveraging networking to amplify skills and build the connections necessary to achieve personal and professional goals. Participants in this session will learn how to apply design thinking skills that are useful every day in the lab and in long term planning while also leveraging and building their network.

Speakers

Scott Kelly, PhD

Senior Director, Global Medical Epidemiology, Worldwide Medical Safety 

Vaccine and Hospital Epidemiology Strategic Lead, Pfizer, Inc. 

Jonathan Lee, PhD

Principal Scientist, Bioinformatics, Vaccine Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.

Naveen Surendran, PhD

Senior Principal Scientist, Vaccine Research and Development