This is a great opportunity for current graduate students and science alumnae to connect, and to share wisdom, experience, and passion about careers in science. We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Melissa Hunter-Ensor ( BGS'97 ). Thanks to GSEG and GAPSA, this event is free for all participants. So far, over 60 alumnae and graduate students from a broad range of industries, fields, and programs have registered to attend the luncheon.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
12:00 - 12:20: Students and alumnae arrive, mingle, light hors d'oeuvres
12:20 - 12:25: Welcome remarks and introductions
12:25 - 1:00: Enjoy catered lunch
1:00 - 1:30: Keynote speaker program, Q&A
1:30 - 2:00: Finish lunch, networking
More about Dr. Melissa Hunter-Ensor, our keynote speaker:
Dr. Hunter-Ensor graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Smith College, and obtained her Ph.D in Neuroscience from UPenn in 1997. She then joined the MIT laboratory of Nobel Laureate H. Robert Horvitz as a post-doctoral fellow. After many years of exciting, fellowship-supported research she decided to pursue a J.D. at Suffolk University where she graduated cum laude. Currently Melissa is an associate with Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP focusing on protecting US and foreign patent applications, particularly those related to protein, small molecule, RNAi, drug delivery, and bio-assays.
Parking/Public Transit Information:
Penn is convenient to the SEPTA regional rail and the Market-Frankfort elevated line, as well as many bus lines. For stops, connections, and train times SEPTA plan-my-trip is helpful.
Abundant street parking is available along Walnut Street from 31st to 34th Streets, and along 33rd St from Spruce to Market. Current meter rates are $1.50/hr, quarters or Philadelphia Smart Cards only.
A map of Penn parking facilities can be found here. We suggest pay lots 1 and 19 as most convenient to Houston Hall. The parking fee is $5/day on Saturdays.
The closest free parking is available in Penn lot #45. To enter this lot, take Chestnut to 31st Street. Turn right on 31st Street; at the end of 31st Street, turn right on Jones Way, then an immediate left ( follow the signs for the Levy Tennis Pavilion/Bowers Field/WXPN parking). Drive along a fence-lined access road to the first right into Levy Tennis Pavilion. Turn left to reach lot #45. Stairs from the lot will bring you up next to Franklin Field.
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