CLIMB Professional Development Workshops

Photo current and former CLIMB workshop participants with CLIMB Coordinator and Instructor Hannah Norris.

Current and former CLIMB Workshop participants with the instructor.

CLIMB is a professional development program designed to mentor PhD and masters students and introduce them to the skills they will need as professional scientists. It is a one-year program for masters students and a two-year program for PhD students.

What can the CLIMB program do for you?

The CLIMB program is a series of workshops for masters students (CLIMB Pathways) or PhD students (CLIMB-HI) that run during the fall and spring semesters. Each series has one hour-long workshop per week or less and is a mix of lecture and discussion. Workshops are fully virtual.

The introductory series for both masters and PhD cover topics like choosing a mentor, developing graduate level time management strategies and maximizing study habits.

Masters workshops expand into topics of professional goal setting, career planning and networking to maximize the impact of 2-year progams.

PhD workshops expand into topics of scientific communication and developing resilience for the long haul in multi-year science programs. Year two covers scientific project proposal writing for qualifying exams and fellowship applications.

Questions? Contact CLIMB Instructor Dr. Hannah Norris at

Anyango Kamina, PhD.

Anyango Kamina, PhD

CLIMB Director


Hannah Norris, PhD.

Hannah Norris, PhD

CLIMB Instructor