2024 Sagan Summer Workshop

PROTO (PROfessional Tools and Opportunities) Workshop

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Preceding the 2024 Sagan Summer Workshop, there will be an optional add-on half-day PROTO (PROfessional Tools and Opportunities) Workshop. The PROTO Workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of being an exoplanet astronomer, offering a how-to guide for getting exoplanet science done, rather than focusing on what the science is. Geared towards the early-career community, this will be an interactive session encouraging students of all ages to contextualize what they learn throughout the Sagan Summer Workshop and translate that into getting involved. By providing a venue for discussion of otherwise-hidden or undiscussed topics, the PROTO Workshop aims to reduce barriers that limit participation in the exoplanet community, throughout all career stages - from student through professional scientist.

This workshop will be a hybrid meeting and all are welcome to attend. Students unfamiliar with the path to becoming an astronomer and working with NASA missions are particularly encouraged to attend.

PROTO will take place in Baxter Lecture Hall, the same venue as the 2024 Sagan Workshop.

PROTO Registration

Registration for the PROTO workshop is separate from registration for the 2024 Sagan Workshop. Please register here

Letters of attendance will NOT be provided for attendance at the PROTO workshop.

List of Participants (in person) (remote)

Preliminary Agenda for PROTO Workshop

Time Title Location
11:30 am PROTO Workshop Check-in & Light Refreshments Lily Pond - Outside Baxter
12:00 pm PROTO Workshop Welcome & Overview Baxter Hall/virtual
12:10 pm Careers Panel I: Winning postdoctoral fellowships Baxter Hall/virtual
12:30 pm Careers Panel II: Securing a permanent position - US & International Baxter Hall/virtual
1:00 pm Break
1:10 pm Mission Overview I: Working with NASA - Proposing Missions & Securing Funding Baxter Hall/virtual
1:30 pm Mission Overview II: The Decadal Survey Baxter Hall/virtual
1:50 pm Mission Overview III: Mission Formulation at NASA Baxter Hall/virtual
2:15 pm Example: Mission Case Study Baxter Hall/virtual
2:30 pm Summary Baxter Hall/virtual
2:40 pm Virtual program concludes. Transition to Hameetman Center
2:45 pm Small Group Discussions (in person)
3:30 pm Adjourn


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