Welcome to TIMESTEP


TIMESTEP is a a bi-weekly discussion group about topics of professional development for undergraduates in STEM fields at U. Arizona. Meetings are open to all students.


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, Internship Opportunities, and access to Contacts in Industry and Local Tech Start-Ups.

Survival in Academia:  Discussions about the imposter syndrome, unconscious bias and stereotype threat, topics about mental health, 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   Eduardo Rozo (Asst. Professor of Physics, UA) 








© Gurtina Besla 2017