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Speakers Bureau


2010-2011 Academic Year

The Pollen RCN sponsors visits of Plant Reproduction Biologists to institutions serving students who are members of groups under-represented in the Plant Biology community, including African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. Our aim is to encourage young people to consider graduate school and careers in our research fields, as well as to build contacts and collaborations among faculty from diverse institutions.  Together with the National Science Foundation, we believe increasing the participation of under-represented groups in Plant Biology Research and Teaching will increase the strength of this scientific workforce.  In addition to delivering lectures on their research topics (accessible to an undergraduate audience), lecturers would welcome opportunities to meet informally with host faculty and students to share thoughts, knowledge and experiences.


This Bureau lists Plant Biologists who have volunteered to speak on a variety of subjects related to their research fields.  Please browse the list below.  If you are interested in bringing one of the speakers to your institution, contact the speaker directly by phone or email to discuss convenient schedules.  Travel expenses will be covered by the RCN, but all financial arrangements should be made with the RCN prior to the speaker's visit. 


The RCN updates this Bureau listing regularly, as additional volunteers step forward. If you would like to join this Bureau, please click here to provide information used to create a new speaker profile.  If you have questions about the Speakers Bureau, please call Anna Edlund at 610-330-5465 or send an email to edlunda@lafayette.edu

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