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Growing up in Science - Nate Dappen

03/19/2020 - 12:30pm to 1:50pm
8610 Kennel Way La Jolla, CA 92037, US
Event Description: 

Have you ever wondered what your advisor or committee member struggled with as a graduate student? What they struggle with now? Growing up in science is a conversation series that is not about science, but about becoming and being a scientist. At each event, one scientist shares their life story, with a focus on struggles, failures, doubts, detours, and weaknesses. 


Common topics include dealing with expectations (your own and others), impostor syndrome, procrastination, the role of luck, rejection, and conflicts with advisors, but these topics are always embedded in the speaker's broader narrative. For more info on the series origination, see


This month's Growing up in Science will feature Dr. Nate Dappen, Visual Storyteller.  Nate Dappen is a biologist, photographer, and filmmaker based in San Diego, CA. He studied the Ibiza Wall Lizard in grad school at the University of Miami, earning his Ph.D. in Biology in 2012. Nate is a Fellow of the Explorers Club, an Affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and serves on the board of the International Wildlife Film Festival. He can’t get enough of surfing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or IPAs. Nate co-founded Day’s Edge Productions with Neil Losin in 2012. 

March 19, 2020

12:30pm - 1:50pm

SIO, Eckart Community Room 117


**This event is for graduate students and postdocs only (other than guest and moderator)

**Please bring your lunch (or eat before), we will provide coffee, tea, and some snacks. Please also plan to bring your own cup, plate, and silverware to make this event more sustainable.


Funds for food are provided by UCSD GSA.  Event organized by WMIS at SIO and Dr. Jane Willenbring.

For more information on this event, contact: 
Jane Willenbring
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