Career Exploration Poster Session Set Tuesday, March 13
March 9, 2012
Diane Ullman (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
DAVIS--Some 200 students will present their research posters spanning a variety of careers at the Career Exploration Poster Session, set from 3:10 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 in Freeborn Hall. The event is open to the public.
“The students enjoy presenting their posters to interested viewers,” said entomologist Diane Ullman, associate dean for undergraduate academic programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) and professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology.
"This is a great opportunity to meet first-year students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences," she said, "and learn what they're doing."
Students will stand by their posters and answer questions. The audience will select the best poster, along with second and third-place posters.
Ullman, known for innovative teaching strategies, has played a fundamental role in developing CDG, open to freshmen at UC Davis. Ullman advises graduate students in both entomology and plant pathology.
Ulllman said the CDG students will present their research on a variety of topics, including animal/wildlife, food science/nutrition, biotechnology, and ecology/environment. The posters are part of the Career Discovery Seminar course led by the Internship and Career Center and Career Discovery Fellows (graduate student mentors in the CDG Program). (Download poster)
David Rizzo, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, directs the Science and Society Program. All freshmen in (CA&ES) are eligible to enroll. The CDG program is geared for:
--Undeclared/Exploratory Students who want to explore an array of career pathways and gain decision-making skills.
--Students with a declared major in CA&ES who want a head start on career development skills in their area of interest.
Career explorations by current CDG students include:
See contact information for Science and Society.
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology