Career Development Event

A Career Development, Networking, and Mentoring Event will be held from 4pm-7pm on Sunday, May 13, at the Boise Centre as part of the 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/12th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium/Fourth Conference on Biogeosciences.

The event will have a focus on specific issues female scientists in the early stages of their career might face, but the event is open to all and we hope it will be interesting, regardless of gender identity or career stage.

As part of this event, we would like to pair participants in small (2 to 6 people) mentor/mentee groups, with a mix of senior scientists and early career scientists in each goup. We are also going to try to pair people by their specific interests (academic positions vs industry vs government scientists, work life balance, funding opportunities, etc). We will then lead a discussion session (ca 90 minutes), where we pose some general questions, helping the participants in the small groups to get to know each other, followed by more concrete career advise questions, which the participants can discuss in their small groups. We hope this will facilitate a meaningful and in-depth discussion of the topics each participant is personally interested in and will hopefully result in some lasting connections that can be helpful down the road.

Following the guided discussion session will be an open networking reception where participants can continue their discussions and mingle with other participants outside of their smaller subgroups.

To register your interest in participating in this event, please sign up here (link to google form:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this event, please contact Elke Eichelmann (