The Triple Helix: Balancing Family and Science: A Conversation with Dr. Sharon Swartz

February 15, 2014

A Science Cafe with The Triple Helix and the Science Center
When: February 19, 12-1PM
Where: Science Center, 3rd Floor Sciences Library
*Free Pizza!*

Balancing Family and Science: A Conversation with Dr. Sharon Swartz

Dr. Sharon Swartz, a professor in the Department of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology and the School of Engineering at Brown, will lead a
conversation about the complex challenges of combining a career in
science with family life. We'll talk about timing of professional and
personal landmarks (is there ever really an ideal time to have
children?), the art and science of compromise, and the complexities of
discrimination in the 21st century.

Prof. Swartz joined the Brown faculty in 1990, studies animal flight and the
evolution of musculoskeletal architecture in limbs, and lives with two
very interesting children, one of whom even remains interested in
pursuing a career in organismal biology after growing up in her
household. She teaches Biological Design: The Structural Architecture of
Organism, a course that takes a creative approach to the study of the
intersection of the biological and physical sciences, and Animal
Locomotion.