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Click the links below to access information about the BEST Program and some of our 2017 events:

January 9

BEST Site visit to P&G

January 10

 BEST Careers in... Science Policy


BEST recommended courses:

BME 4440 Science Policy 

COMM 5660 Science
Communication Workshop

PHYS 7685 
aka Finding Your Scientific Voice

AEM 6145 Business
Management Fundamentals 

January 15

Advancing Science And Policy

February 1

BEST February Newsletter

February 2

Should I do a postdoc?

February 2

Debate Coach Sam Nelson

February 3

Grant Review Criteria 
webinar with Holly Falk

February 13

Navigating Your Future:
Managing Dual Careers

February 15

MedTech Member MeetUp at AMRI

February 16-20

AAAS Annual Meeting

February 28, March 21 &28

Pitch Competition

Mixer, Workshop, then Compete!

March 1

BEST March Newsletter

March 2

Case Study:
A Scientist in Washington

March 8

Communicating the Science
Behind Energy & Environment

March 8 & 9

Engaged Cornell Course: Cancer research presentations and discussions (BIOMS 5665)

March 13 & 14

D.C. Career Options Symposium
with Georgetown University

March 13, 14 & 21

Pre-Seed Workshop

March 16

Credibility, Controversy, & the Challenge of Engaging in Policy

March 17

Navigate Your Future:
Lessons in Leadership

March 22

Dianne Miller & Kristin Adams
Cornell Federal Relations 
“Advocacy 101” 

March 22

Political Engagement by Academic Scientists

March 24

Careers in Communication with Bill Silberg, PCORI

March 25

Social Issues in Community Engagement by Cancer Scientists

March 30

How to Run for State Government
Leslie Danks Burke

April 1

BEST April Newsletter 

April 12

Seminar & BEST Interactive Session- Biocytogen

April 12

Communicating as Key
to Better End-of-Life Care

April 12

Take a Politician to Work Day Mayor Svante Myrick

April 13

Mark Bayer
Bayer Strategic Consulting

April 26-28


May 1

BEST May Newsletter

May 3 & 4

4th annual BEST Symposium

May 12

Take a Politician to Work Day
Barbara Lifton

May 18 & 19

9th annual NYS Biotechnology Symposium

May 22

Chemist, Inventor, Entrepreneur
Glenn Prestwich


May 24

Creating and Owning Your
Individual Development Plan

May 30-June 30

Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification

June 1

BEST June Newsletter


June 8 - 10

Future of Bioscience Grad & Postdoc Training (FOBGAPT2)

June 12

Site visit: Roy Park School of Communications at Ithaca College

June 14

Building your C.V.
to get 'know'ticed

July 1

BEST July Newsletter


July 7

Site visit: University Communications

July 14

(Tell Grads It's Friday)

July 14 & 22

3rd ComSciCon Cornell

July 24 - 26

Science Policy Trip
to Washington, D.C.

August 1

BEST August Newsletter

August 5

2017 BEST Advisory Board

August 17

BEST Professional Portrait Day

August 25

BEST Opportunities Aren't Found, They're Made

Link to video presentation

Sept. 1

BEST September Newsletter

Sept. 6 -7


Sept 7

P&G Doctoral Recruiting

Sept. 5-10

 ACLS International Summer School  
and Singapore visits 

September 25

Bristol Myers Squibb visit

September 25-28

Agricultural Bioscience International Conference

October 1

BEST October Newsletter

October 11-12

New Harvest 2017 Conference

October 13

TGIF BEST hangout

October 16 & 17
NPR - Richard Harris on
rigor and reproducibility in science

October 18

Lunch with P&G recruiting team

October 26-27

Silicon Valley Trek

October 30-31

AIMBE - Public Policy Institute

October 31

November 1

BEST November Newsletter

November 6

Introduction to the patent
bar exam

November 7

BEST Careers in.. Industry, Entrepreneurship & Management

November 10

Science Cafe/Science Communication