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Professional Development

BioInspired Project Management Series: Managers in Technical Projects

March 31, 2021 at 3:00pm4:30pm EDT

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The BioInspired Graduate & Postdoctoral Professional Development Program is excited to announce the launch of a new workshop series on Project Management, a valuable set of skills for scientists and engineers in the lab or any professional setting. Scientists and engineers routinely use aspects of project management without even realizing it, but these skillsets can be honed and used intentionally to enhance the successful execution of experiments, writing projects, and collaborative efforts. Besides helping you more thoughtfully navigate your current projects at Syracuse, project management is an important, marketable skillset for future employment.

In this workshop series, industry professionals from Ichor Therapeutics (Lafayette, NY) will present four workshops and a panel discussion to introduce and refine concepts of Project Management. Workshops include:

  • Managers in Technical Projects: Wednesday, March 31 at 3-4:30 PM  RSVP Link
  • Leading Collaborative Teams (April TBD)
  • Project Execution: Thursday, May 27 at 3-4:30
  • Stakeholder Management (June TBD)
  • Panel Discussion (July TBD)

After attending four of these five events, you will earn the Project Management badge from the Professional Development Program, which can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile.

Workshop #1:  Managers in Technical Projects

Management is a discipline created by and for knowledge workers and has shaped how we have grown our economies and our higher educational systems. Despite this, management as a discipline is largely unexplored in most Ph.D. programs, outside of business schools. We must all ask ourselves, in our modern fully globalized world—with vast unchecked degree inflation and slipping standards—how do we set up students for success? In this brief talk, I will highlight the benefits of integrating the field of management into our terminal degree training programs. Exploring the contemporary roles of industrial scientists and the challenges they face to engage the audience in ideating a path to create more competitive knowledge workers.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Wolfe holds a PhD. in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics from Syracuse University. During his graduate work Aaron moved from single molecule biophysics to high throughput assay development of detergent membrane protein complex interactions to fill the lack of quantification that plagues the field. In this time Aaron also founded Finger Lakes Bio LLC. where he worked as CEO. Finger Lakes Bio licensed a proprietary expression tag from SUNY Research Foundation that allows for the scaled manufacturing of complex proteins in E. Coli. Finger Lakes Bio then was acquired by Ichor Therapeutics where Aaron became partner and Chief Science Officer. Upon becoming a partner at Ichor therapeutics Aaron took part in over 14 Million dollars of fundraising across the Ichor portfolio of 7 independent companies.  As a biophysicist with over 15 years of experience Aaron continues to look at the world and ask how we can illuminate scientific black boxes as fast as possible.

This event was first published on March 11, 2021 and last updated on March 12, 2021.

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