Welcome to TIMESTEP


TIMESTEP is a a bi-weekly discussion group about topics of professional development for undergraduates in STEM fields at U. Arizona. 

Sep 6th 2017 TIMESTEP Meeting about "Navigating the astronomy and physics majors programs", led by Physics, Optics and Astronomy seniors: Khalid Omer, Kevin Perez and Marina Dunn


Meeting Topics Include Discussions About: 

The Academic path:  how to successfully navigate your undergraduate degree, how to apply for graduate school, how to get a research position.  

Careers Outside of Academia: Resume building, Internships and Contacts in Industry

Survival in Academia:   the imposter syndrome, unconscious bias and stereotype threat; topics about diversity and race in academia. 

Hands-On Workshops: Computational practices (e.g. GitHub, Unix, Version control), Research Statement & Resume writing

Discussions with Under Represented Minority (URM) leaders in STEM fields:  We also invite URM speakers from across the country, who are established in their fields, to discuss their academic path and lead workshops, providing URM students with relatable role models.



PI   Gurtina Besla  (Asst. Professor of Astronomy, UA) 

Co-I   Holly Brown  (Academic Advisor for Astronomy & Physics)

Co-I   Eduardo Rozo (Asst. Professor of Physics, UA) 








© Gurtina Besla 2017