Information for Speakers
We look forward to your participation in the Women
in Scientific and Environmental Professions speaker series! The following
information may help you plan your visit.
The Lecture and your audience: Our lectures are normally
scheduled for 4pm on Tuesday throughout the spring semester. You should plan to
speak for about 45 minutes and round out the hour with a few questions at the
end. If you would prefer the audience ask questions during the
presentation, just let them know!
Your audience is generally well educated, albeit not necessarily
in your specific area of expertise--lectures normally draw audience members from
many departments. In order to put your research into a
more accessible context for non-specialists, we encourage you to include some
background information about your specific field of interest and how your work
fits into the broader picture.
More about the series: The lecture series is
considered to be a "campus wide" program at the SUNY College of Environmental
Science and Forestry. It is coordinated with support of the ESF Women's
Caucus and the Provost's Office. Individual lectures are co-sponsored by
individual departments and student organizations on our campus, and increasingly
at neighboring institutions (e.g., Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical
University). Your presentation may be cross-listed with another
series to allow each to have a fuller schedule and avoid scheduling
conflicts amongst themselves. This also allows you to present your work to a larger group.
We do advertise in the greater Syracuse area, and lectures often attract
Your itinerary: If your travel plans permit,
we schedule individual and
small group meetings with other faculty and students, particularly those in
the departments most closely aligned with each speaker's expertise.
This is intended to let you meet some prospective collaborators in the
Syracuse area, and for them to solicit input from you on their works in
progress. If there is anyone in particular with whom you are interested in
speaking, we will do our best to arrange it. The lecture itself is usually at 4pm,
with a modest reception immediately following. This is almost always
followed by a homestyle dinner with the students enrolled in ESF's Women in
Environmental Careers Seminar and/or
participants in Syracuse University's Women in Science and Engineering Future Professoriate
AV equipment: Projection facilities
include a PC with PowerPoint and digital projector. You can bring your
talk on flash drive, or you can bring your own laptop and plug it in to our projector
(recommended for talks produced on a Mac) and speakers. Lecture rooms also
have a slide projector, white board, and an overhead or solid object projector.
Our lecture kit contains a laser pointer, dry erase and overhead markers, and a
wireless mouse. We can arrange for additional equipment with advance notice, but other software
may not be supported.
Travel: Update: We now have the
option of using the college's travel agent to book fares. If you
prefer to make your own arrangements, we (or one of our collaborators) will
reimburse the cost of the tickets. If you will be flying to Syracuse, plan to fly in
to Syracuse's Hancock International Airport. We hope to arrange flights well in
advance so as to get a reasonable price, as all of our budgets are limited.
If you plan
to drive, please keep track of your mileage, as it can be reimbursed. If
you are coming in on the New York State Thruway, take Exit 36 and proceed south
on I-81 into Syracuse. Both northbound and southbound travelers on Interstate
81 should exit at Adams/Harrison Streets (Exit 18), and take Adams Street up the
hill to the east. At the traffic light at the top of the hill, turn right
onto Irving Street. Go through several intersections and continue to the
ESF Traffic Control Station (ironically, at the foot of Carrier Dome).
Tell the attendant you will be speaking as part of this series - you should
already be in "the book." They will direct you to guest parking.
parking map is very helpful, as it shows ESF, SU, portions of Upstate
Medical University, as well as all the one way streets in the vicinity.
Lodging: We can arrange for lodging for you during your stay
at a hotel near campus--we have direct bill arrangements with the closest ones.
Please let us know if you would prefer to visit with a
friend or relative. Generally this will be just the night of your talk, but
travel plans may call for something different. We will confirm this with
you prior to your visit.
Please send the seminar coordinator: the
title of your talk,
a brief bio, a digital image relevant to your talk, e.g., a field
photo or figure from a publication, and either a head and shoulders photo of you
or permission to use that which we can download from your website.
For more information, please contact the speaker coordinator: Heather
Engelman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-470-4868
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
and The ESF Womens Caucus