We’re so excited to offer early career events at the American Scientific Affiliation conference this year. Here’s a quick guide to events sponsored by or otherwise connected to ESN. We would love to see you at any or all of them, and please check out the other wonderful events at ASA too.
Friday, July 30
10:30-11:30 AM (EDT): Genealogical Adam & Eve Discussion
Parallel Session I.C (Organized by a friend of ESN)
Speakers: S. Joshua Swamidass, Ted Davis, Hans Madueme, C. John Collins
Join friend of ESN and IVP author S. Joshua Swamidass and several ASA keynotes!
3:30-4:30 PM (EDT): The Gift of Vaccine Development & Delivery (ESN)
Parallel Session III.D
Speakers: Patricia Bocarsly, Kelly Seaton, and E. Janet Warren
Hear from scientists and health professionals working on different aspects of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Saturday, July 31
3:30-4:30 PM (EDT): Growing Good Community: Panel of Early Career Scientists and Local Churches (ESN)
Parallel Session VI.D
Speakers: Se Kim, Scott Santibanez, Bob Trube
Learn from our panel how churches can support early career scientists and vice versa.
5-6pm: Affiliate Networking: ESN/IVCF
Speakers: IVP author Derek Schuurman, ESN Director & Associate Director Bob Trube & Hannah Eagleson
This relaxed networking time is especially geared to faculty, campus ministers, and InterVarsity alums, and all conference-goers are welcome. Connect with IVP author Derek Schuurman and InterVarsity staff!
Sunday, Aug 1
1:00-4:00 PM (EDT): Student & Early Career Event (ESN)
1:00 PM – Worship in Words, Keynote Interview, Q&A
Interview with Alynne MacLean and Francis Su
Do you ever wonder where your career fits in the big picture? How can you work for the common good as you’re figuring out your calling? Join us for worship and an interview with Alynne MacLean and Francis Su. Alynne leads innovation on rapid health diagnostics for the developing world for Science with a Mission. Francis is former president of the Mathematical Association of America and author of Mathematics for Human Flourishing.
2:00 PM – Small Groups by Field Area
Connect in small groups to talk about next steps in your career, brainstorm practical ways to work toward the common good, and build community. Small group discussions were a highlight of last year’s conference, and we look forward to even more great connections this year.
3:00 PM – InterVarsity Reception: Exploring Mars with Roger Wiens
(All ASA Participants Welcome)
Join us on Mars! We’ll have a fun interview with Roger Wiens, leader of many Mars-related projects. Roger has worked as a scientist at Caltech, the University of California, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and NASA. He is the author of a book on robotic space exploration, and an asteroid is named after him.
7 PM EDT State of the ASA Meeting (Sun, Aug 1)
Come to hear how ASA is growing its support for Christians in science, enjoy a talk by InterVarsity Press author Steve Macchia, and celebrate ASA’s first ever Early Career and Campus MInistry Awards!
If you’re a friend of ESN presenting at the conference, please share in the comments below! We would love for readers to connect with your talk.
Hannah Eagleson is Interim Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She launched and still edits ESN’s collaboratively written devotional for academics, Scholar’s Compass. Hannah also crafts other community-building events and materials for ESN. She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Delaware, and an MA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. she’s working on a novel about a dragon who gave up fending off knights to become a tea importer in eighteenth-century England.