Granular matter research is often done in small groups in laboratories and on computers, but also greatly benefits from multi-person collaboration, community input and global interactive mentoring. To help support our community in the middle of COVID-19, we invite you to join us in this newly-developed GRC Connects event. This event will focus on three topics:
1. Navigating challenges to scientific work, work-life balance, etc. during COVID-19
2. Mentoring during COVID-19
3. Improving community connection and inclusivity particularly in the context of COVID-19 and recent large-scale social movements.
We'll begin with a panel discussion, followed by Q&A and conclude with round table discussions on specific topics. We aim for a lively discussion of these topics as well as suggestions for future GRC Connects events. Please contact event organizers directly (at firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you would like to volunteer to help lead a discussion table and/or suggest a topic or topics.
Melany Hunt, California Institute of Technology
Karen Daniels, North Carolina State University
Ken Kamrin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jie Ren, Merck USA
Prabhu Nott, Indian Institute of Science
11:45am - 12:00pm Event Arrival and Networking
12:00pm - 1:00pm Panel & Discussion
1:00pm - 1:30pm Breakout Groups
1:30pm Closing Remarks
Open Networking will be available until the event closes at 1:45pm.
GRC Connects is an initiative of the Gordon Research Conferences that provides opportunities for GRC communities to connect and collaborate until we resume in-person meetings, furthering GRC's commitment to find new and creative ways to advance the frontiers of science.