Maybe pull in one person who’s more non-biology? Also, I would go to that panel in a hot minute, it sounds like an awesome group of people.
It really is an awesome group! If I can pull it together, anyway—I’m still just tossing around who I want to ask to pitch in and how. (As in, “do I ask people who are doing work I think students interested in biomedical stuff will find especially interesting, or do I show up to our core course and yell ‘Hey, any of you ladies want to join in on this panel that will win you NSF brownie points?’”) I know we’re going to be talking about our experience as young women in STEM on top of the grad school specific stuff for this particular audience, although not so much for the one in the spring which is for a more general undergraduate science group.
The main thing I’m mulling over tonight is that the chapter asked me if I could fill in last-minute for the 18th of October, and I’m considering whether I can make that. (If I can’t, I can take one of two dates in November.) I can probably do it if I restrict myself to people I know and can ask offhand, but not if I’m going to try and recruit someone who isn’t even slightly a biologist. That said, my bioinformaticist panelist IS someone with a background that’s almost entirely math, not so much with the bio, so she might do in a pinch.