We are pleased to confirm a half-day networking summit focused on mapping your career path toward either a science faculty position at a primarily undergraduate institution or a science education faculty position.

We have invited Boston-area professors who currently hold these positions to share their experiences and advice about pursuing these careers.  Please come to meet other RISE members, gain insight from our faculty guests, and plan for how you’ll get the job you’ve always dreamed of.

  • Melanie Berkmen – Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Suffolk University.
  • Brian White – Associate Professor of Biology – Science Education, UMASS Boston
  • Nicole Weber – Assistant Professor – Science Education, Lesley University
  • Mitch McVey – Associate Professor – Biology, Tufts University


The meeting is scheduled for October 17th from 11:00am to 1:00pm in Sackler 221 at Tufts Medical. The first hour will be structured small group discussions with the invited Professors and the second hour is an opportunity to continue informal discussions over lunch and discuss future events/ goals for RISE.  The CTSE at Tufts has offered to provide a light lunch in addition to coffee/ snacks.

 We want to this organization to grow, so please invite one or two potential members to the summit.

Please RSVP to berri.jacque@tufts.edu


Directions to Tufts Medical School: Tufts University Boston Campus, Boston, MA 02111

145 Harrison Ave
Sackler Center for Medical Education Building
Boston MA 02111

By Public Transportation

By Bus, Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rail: the bus or train terminal at South Station is a 10-minute walk (about 8 blocks) from the Health Sciences Campus. Walk south on Atlantic Avenue to Kneeland Street, then west on Kneeland Street to Harrison Avenue. Turn left on Harrison Ave. to 145.

By Subway, take MBTA Orange Line to “Tufts Medical Center,” exit subway station, cross Washington Street, walk through the Medical Center “Atrium” to Bennett Street, follow Bennett Street one half block, where it ends on Harrison Avenue, turn left on Harrison, walk one block to 145 Harrison.

Other nearby MBTA stops are “Downtown Crossing” (Red Line, Orange Line) and “Boylston” (Green Line).

We are also convenient to bus lines 3, 11, 43, 55 and the Silver Line.