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Schedule and Program

Draft Schedule

*Subject to change*

Thursday April 5th

4 - 5 pm Workshops
Workshop 1: Everything you always wanted to know about the unwritten rules of Science, Ethics and Sexual Harassment but were too afraid to ask
Location: Lewes Campus for University of Delaware’s College of Earth Ocean and Environment
3 - 5 pm Tour of RV Sharp
Location: Lewes Campus for University of Delaware’s College of Earth Ocean and Environment
3 - 5 pm Board Meeting

3 - 6 pm Field Trip 
Field Trip 1: James Farm Ecological Preserve Tour, Ocean View, DE ($0)
6 - 10 pm Social at Chesapeake and Main Restaurant

Friday April 6th

7:45 - 8:15 am - Registration Open Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach

8 am - 10:30 am - Keynote Speakers

10:30 - 11 am - Break

11 am - 12 pm - Contributed Papers

12 - 2:15 - Lunch

2:15 - 3:30 pm - Contributed Papers

3:30 - 4:00 - Break

4:00 - 5:15 pm - Contributed Papers

5:15 - 6 pm - AERS Business Meeting

6 - 7:30 pm - Poster Session

8 pm - ? - Banquet and Auction (Swan Ball Room, Sands Hotel); CERFtones and dancing

Saturday April 7th

8 - 9 am - Registration Open

9 - 10 am - Contributed Papers

10 - 10:30 am - Break

10:30 - 11:15 am - Contributed Papers

11:15 - 11:45 - Keynote Speaker

11:45 - 12:00 am - Wrap-Up, Student Awards

Closing Remarks & Adjourn

2 - 5 pm Field Trips

Field Trip 2: Boat Tour of Rehoboth and Indian River Bays, Rehoboth Beach ($20)

Field Trip 3: Tour of Prime Hook NWR Tidal marsh Restoration Project ($0)

Field Trip 4: Kayak Tour of Broadkill River ($0)

Thursday Afternoon Workshop:

The science is easy – navigating the interpersonal/professional issues is complicated!  How should you interact with colleagues and collaborators?  How should you try to present yourself?  What is professional?  What about job interviews, negotiations?  Where are the lines with sexual harassment?  Numerous studies have shown that there is unconscious bias against women in business, academia and sciences.  Bias affects treatment with respect, grading, hiring, promotion, tenure and pay.  Other hurdles affect women and men, micro aggressions, ‘gender shrapnel’, sexual harassment; and some efforts to protect women can actually hinder careers.   We will discuss current data and strategies for men and women, faculty, students, and department chairs, for professional success, improving diversity, and for dealing with gender bias or harassment.

"Everything you always wanted to know about the Unwritten Rules of Science, Ethics and Sexual Harassment but were afraid to ask..."

Rachel L. Roper, PhD, Associate Professor, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Chesapeake and Maine Restaurant

Dogfish Head's geographically-inspired seafood restaurant. Our chefs source seafood from the Chesapeake region and Maine. The restaurant is located next door to Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

CERFTones to rock the 70th!

The scientist musician ensemble will be traveling down from the NEERS area to get everyone on the dance floor for post-dinner dance party on Friday night.

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