PhD Parade: Federal Science Policy

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Chittenden Commons (Lower Level - Chittenden Hall); 466 W. Circle Dr., East Lansing MI 48824

The job market for PhDs has changed over the past several decades. In the current job market, PhDs find careers inside and outside of traditional faculty roles. Join PhD Career Services and the MSU BEST program to explore some of the careers available to PhDs. We will start this series on October 10 by inviting DeAndra Beck, PhD to share her experience in science policy. Dr. Beck will talk about her time as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow as well as her time in the federal government after the Fellowship. There will be time for you to ask questions and hear what it is like to work inside the government in a non-research position. 

Dr. Beck's Biosketch:
DeAndra Beck is the Associate Dean for Research at Michigan State University, International Studies and Programs. Dr. Beck serves on the CRDF Global Advisory Council and as a member of a National Academy of Sciences committee convened to consider the future of science, technology, and innovation at the U.S. Agency for International Development.  She is also an elected member of APLU’s Commission on International Initiatives.  Formerly a Program Director in the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering, she worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development to bridge the interests of science and development, initiating the design and implementation of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER).  Prior to NSF, Dr. Beck served was the acting Managing Director for Environment and Social Assessment at the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Assistant Director for Policy, U.S. Forest Service International Programs. Dr. Beck held positions as an international research administrator at the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service and as a AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development. She earned a B.S. and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Texas A&M University.

Registration is required.  Registration is open 9/28/18 - October 9.