June 8, 2009

INBT hosts series of professional development seminars for students

The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology will host four professional development seminars for future scientists and engineers this summer. These seminars aim to expand students’ knowledge of issues and ideas relevant to, but outside of, the laboratory and classroom experience. Topics will include intellectual property, science journalism and more.

Talks will be held at 11 a.m. on four Wednesdays–June 10, June 24, July 8 and July 22–in 110 Maryland Hall, on the Homewood campus. To attend, RSVP to Ashanti Edwards at aedwards@jhu.edu.

The first speaker, on June 10, will be John N. Fini, director of Intellectual Property for the Johns Hopkins schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Fini, who has a wealth of experience in technology transfer and technology commercialization and in the entrepreneurial environment, works closely with Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer to promote the Homewood campus as a technology powerhouse.

Charles Day, senior editor of Physics Today, will be the guest speaker on June 24. Day earned a doctorate in astronomy from the University of Cambridge and worked for many years at the Universities Space Research Association. He now writes for and edits the “Search and Discovery” department for Physics Today, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics and the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world.

July speakers are to be announced.