Clinical & Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis
March 13-15, 2017
The UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Where Technology and Solutions Meet. Where Discovery Meets the Clinic.
CPSA Metabolomics 2017
Graduate Student Mentor Program & Workshop
Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Our mentors are prepared to:
Catalyzing Curiosity: Bridging Passion and Discovery
Curiosity is perceived to be an innate quality and essential characteristic of any scientist. The ideas, which flow from imagination into high-impact research, are seemingly natural; graduate school, and specifically doctoral education, is the ideal environment to cultivate this creativity and intuition. Our symposium on “Catalyzing Curiosity: Bridging Passion and Discovery” is intended to foster graduate students’ passions, which will eventually fuel their signature brand of science and lead to the generation of creative, novel scientific investigations. Fundamental discoveries arose from pure curiosity, a favorite being the discovery of buckminsterfullerene, or the “buckyball.” We are familiar with the results, but how did Drs. Curl, Heath, and Kroto distill their academic curiosity into a research project? Let's examine the relationships between initial questions, unexpected developments, and the growth of new curiosity-driven chemistry.