BANG Seminar for 2019-09-19

Series: BANG Seminar
Date: Thu 19-Sep-2019
Time: 4:05-5:00pm
Location: PSC 1136
Speaker: Shaye Storm
Title: "Working At An FFRDC"

I will discuss my research path that started with astronomy research at MIT, UMD, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and has continued with research at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA). CNA is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) in Arlington, VA that primarily supports the US Navy and Marine Corps. There are many FFRDCs in the DC area and I will give an overview of what they all do and who they like to hire (hint: STEM PhDs!). I will discuss my current research projects and how a degree in astronomy has helped me smoothly enter the world of FFRDC research. I will also touch on practical matters, including job stability, expectations of work-related travel, work-life balance, and workforce diversity and inclusion.

About the BANG Seminar Series

The Astronomy Department's BANG Seminar (Better Astronomy for the New Generation) will feature speakers and discussions on issues of diversity and equity, career paths, and soft skills for astronomers. Please contact Erin or Stuart with any questions or suggestions for speakers.


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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