Growing Up in Science – MYA

Did you ever wonder about the real stories of your colleagues? Behind every success are numerous failed attempts, challenges and lessons learned. And then there are also the successes that no one ever hears about.

Growing up in science is a regular speaker series with stories from academics. The Maastricht Young Academy believes that sharing these stories is important because we are a community. We can listen to each other, support each other and, thereby, learn from each other!

You are invited! A list of upcoming events is given below.

Unofficial story of Prof. dr. Martin Paul

Date: December 9, 2022
Time: 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Hybrid event (Tapijn Maastricht and zoom)
GUS@UM

Did you ever wonder about the real stories of your colleagues? Behind every success you can read on a CV, are the numerous failed attempts, challenges, and lessons learned. And then there are also all the successes that no one ever hears about. Our guest for this session is our former president prof. dr. Martin Paul.

14.45h: Welcome drink
15h: The unofficial story of Prof. dr. Martin Paul
15.40h: Q&A with the audience
16h: after talk with drinks/nibbles

Growing Up in Science is a regular speaker series with academics who are willing to share their “real stories”. The Maastricht Young Academy believes that sharing these stories is important because as a community, we can listen to each other, support each other and, thereby, learn from each other! You are invited!


Past growing up in science events:

Unofficial story of Prof. dr. Pamela Habibović

Date: October 4, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Hybrid
GUS@UM

Did you ever wonder about the real stories of your colleagues? Behind every success you can read on a CV, are the numerous failed attempts, challenges and lessons learned. And then there are also all the successes that no one ever hears about. Our guest for this session is our Rector Magnificus Prof. dr. Pamela Habibović.

16h: The unofficial story of Prof. dr. Pamela Habibović
16.40h: Q&A with the audience
17h: after talk with drinks/nibbles

Growing Up in Science is a regular speaker series with academics who are willing to share their “real stories”. The Maastricht Young Academy believes that sharing these stories is important because as a community, we can listen to each other, support each other and, thereby, learn from each other!

We are looking forward to it!

Academic citizenship with prof. dr. Bram Akkermans

Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: zoom
GUS@UM

Growing Up in Science:  Academic citizenship, by Prof. Dr. Bram Akkermans

The Maastricht Young Academy is on a mission: create a university-wide movement for more academic citizenship. Academic citizenship means that we take care of those around us. Crucial elements are, e.g., good leadership, mentoring and a policy that supports and values all service-related tasks that we – as good academics – fulfil on a daily basis.

Prof. Dr. Bram Akkermans (LAW) considers academic citizenship a top-priority in his daily professional live. During the session, he will not only convince you about the importance of academic citizenship, but also share his experiences on how you can make a difference!

Growing Up in Science is a seminar series by the Maastricht Young Academy. For more information on the Maastricht Young Academy and an overview of all our activities and events, please visit our website: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/maastricht-young-academy

To find out more about our ambitions with respect to academic citizenship, check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMKSOpQO33E

 

dr. Aurelie Carlier

Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: zoom
GUS@UM

What are the struggles that academics go through?

On the 21st of October 2021 at 4pm, the Maastricht Young Academy will host its ninth Growing Up in Science event. In this session, Dr. Aurelie Carlier, assistant professor at MERLN, will share her unofficial story.

Aurelie obtained her MSc in Biomedical Engineering in 2010 and her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2014, both at KU Leuven, Belgium. She is also the co-founder and vice-chair of FEM, a network to discuss and tackle gender issues.

dr. Gonny Willems

Date: June 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: zoom
GUS@UM

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this session, dr. Gonny Willems, managing director of Maastricht Working on Europe, will share her unofficial story. Gonny has obtained her MsC and PhD from the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience of Maastricht University and has worked within the UM organisation at various positions and has also been organising and heading TEDxMaastricht for various years.

Dr. Daniela Trani

Date: May 6, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: zoom
GUS@UM

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this session, Dr. Daniela Trani, managing director of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance (https://yufe.eu/), will share her unofficial story. Daniela holds an MSc degree in Physics from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and a PhD in Thoracic Oncology and Applied Biotechnology (2007) from the Second University of Naples, Italy. She worked as NASA/NSBRI postdoctoral fellow in the field of space radiation biology at Georgetown University (2008-2011) and then as senior researcher at the Department of Radiotherapy at Maastricht University (2011-2014). From 2014 to 2019, she worked as Senior Advisor for International Research Policy at the department of Academic Affairs of Maastricht University. In this position, she combined her international academic and policy background to advise and support the Executive Board of Maastricht University on strategic partnerships with other higher education institutions as well as research organisations in Europe and worldwide.

Prof. Wei Ji Ma

Date: March 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: zoom
GUS@UM

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this session, Prof. Wei Ji Ma, professor at New York University will share his unofficial story. Wei Ji is the initiator of Growing Up in Science and cares deeply about mentorship:  

“We care deeply about quality teaching, good mentorship, a healthy lab culture, outreach, and engaging with the broader community. You can read more about these topics on Lab life and Community. Wei Ji has started the Growing up in Science mentorship network and is a founding member of the Scientist Action and Advocacy Network. Many lab members are also active in these efforts.”

You can find more information about Wei Ji here.

dr. Jamiu Busari

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: zoom
GUS@UM

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this session, dr. Jamiu Busari, associate professor at Maastricht University, department chair and former program director of the specialist training program at the Department of Pediatrics, Zuyderland Medical Center, will share his unofficial story.

You can find dr. Busari’s official story here: https://she.mumc.maastrichtuniversity.nl/profile/jamiu.busari%40maastrichtuniversity.nl

dr. Rajat Mani Thomas

Date: January 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: zoom
GUS@UM

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this session, dr. Rajat Mani Thomas, assistant professor at Amsterdam UMC, will share his unofficial story.

dr. Veerle Melotte

Date: December 10, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: zoom
GUS@UM

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this third session, dr. Veerle Melotte, associate professor at the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University, will share her unofficial story.

dr. Robert Suurmond

Date: November 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: zoom
GUS@UM

What are the struggles that academics go through?

In this second session, Robert Suurmond will share how the COVID19 crisis affected his work, personal life, and the balance between both. Robert is a young assistant professor (tenure-tracker) at SBE, father and husband.