Professional Development

Success in STEM depends on more than the ability to learn quickly. Here we focus on developing the qualities that have the best predictors of success for your long-term goals. 

Identity and leadership development

Who we are and where we come from are a source of strength and is an important part of what we do. Great scientists bring hope, dreams, and the full human presence. 

Conference support

Practice talks and poster presentations.


Face-to-face discussions with Harvard faculty and visiting researchers.

Building community

Imposter syndrome, positive self-concept, time management, mental health, unspoken expectations, care and feeding of your advisor, developing mentor support, final push to graduation. 

Science communication