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Apr 1 2021

MSLC Open Mic: #This Is What A Scientist Looks Like

MSLC Open Mic

April 1, 2021

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM




Chicago, IL 60607

event flyer

Please join us for this virtual event where we will be providing space for diverse panelist group to highlight different pathways in STEM, discussing community in the STEM field, and experiences in STEM careers.  Join us as we discuss the strength of diverse representation and how all students are all welcome in STEM!

The event will take place on Zoom and feature panelists who are pursuing diverse STEM professions and each have a UIC connection!

Participants will have an opportunity to engage with the panelists as well as each other throughout the event.

We hope this will be the first of a series of events connecting STEM students and professionals as we all continue to learn and grow, together!


Please share this event with others and join us Thursday!

Zoom Meeting ID: 815 3940 2611

Passcode: MSLC2021


Download the event flyer here!


*** All participants attending the event will gain access to some new, virtual backgrounds and avatars to use in online sessions! ***



Date posted

Mar 29, 2021

Date updated

Apr 1, 2021


Jasmine Harris | UIC CHEM graduate

Jasmine is a 3rd year PhD student in the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) program. As a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Jasmine studies sleep, memory, and the effects of contemplative practices on human behavior. She has previously served as Programming Chair for the Association for Women in Science, and is currently active in promoting COVID-19 vaccine awareness, confidence, and appointment registration.

Dimitri Acosta | UIC EaES graduate

Dimitri is a UIC alumni from the department of EAES where he got a Masters of Science focused on hydrogeology. He works for Federal Government US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 in Chicago; in the Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division.

Austin Nguyen | UIC BIOS graduate

Austin is a current M3 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, IL.  He provided a wonderful note to participants: "Medicine is a long and difficult journey, but also incredibly rewarding. Working in healthcare allows you to positively impact others in a very unique and special way. It’s my hope that through sharing my own experiences, advice, tips, and strategies, I can help each of you along the way! :)"

Samantha Bond | UIC BVIS graduate

Associate Program Director, UIC Life Science Visualization