Inter-Annual Workshop 2019 Survey


This survey will help Ikala STEM Madagascar Chapter and Lemur Love to plan the Inter-Annual Workshop 2019 on lemur science, conservation, and STEM career skills. The survey is anonymous, so we ask you to please be as candid as possible. There are no right or wrong answers. Rather, this will help us to create a workshop that most effectively address the needs of Ikala STEM members. Thank you very much for your time.

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* 1. Have you attended an Ikala STEM workshop before?

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* 2. How interested or not interested in learning more about the following topics are you?

  Not at all interested Very interested
Botany - seed dispersal
Botany - phenology
Remote sensing/GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Habitat assessment and landscape survey methodology
Measuring animal behavior
Laboratory skills (e.g. medical diagnostic, veterinary, molecular analyses)
Conservation of biodiversity
Community based conservation
Conservation initiatives specific to rural women
Statistical analyses
Computer programing
Use of specialized software (e.g. R, SPSS, etc.)
Other topic (please describe below) #1
Other topic (please describe below) #2
Other topic (please describe below) #3

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* 3. What skill level do you consider yourself to be in in each of the areas below?

  Beginner/Novice Intermediate Advanced/Expert
Botany - seed dispersal
Botany - phenology
Remote sensing/GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Habitat assessment and landscape survey methodology
Measuring animal behavior
Laboratory skills (e.g. medical diagnostic, veterinary, molecular analyses)
Conservation of biodiversity
Community based conservation
Conservation initiatives specific to rural women
Statistical analyses
Computer programing
Use of specialized software (e.g. R, SPSS, etc.)
Other topic (please describe below) #1
Other topic (please describe below) #2
Other topic (please describe below) #3

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* 4. How interested or not interested in learning more about the following topics are you?

  Not at all interested Very interested
Resume/CV
Writing a cover letter
Branding or representing yourself
Applying for grant funding
Managing a science or conservation project
Managing a team
Leadership skills
Searching for a job
Managing a budget
Scientific writing
Networking
English for scientists

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* 5. How confident or not are you in your skills in the following areas?

  Not at all confident Very confident
Resume/CV
Writing a cover letter
Branding or representing yourself
Applying for grant funding
Managing a science or conservation project
Managing a team
Leadership skills
Searching for a job
Managing a budget
Scientific writing
Networking
English for scientists

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* 6. How strong or not strong do you feel your professional network is? By professional network, we mean people you know that you could turn to help find a job or execute a grant, for example.

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* 7. What kinds of people/organizations would you like to have in your own network?

  Not at all interested Very interested
Professionals in academia
Professionals in non-profit organizations
Professionals in industry
Professionals in government
Entrepreneurs
Those in positions higher than your current position
Those in the same position as you
Those in positions lower than you
Early career professionals
Mid-career professionals
Late career professionals
Retired professionals

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* 8. Please list any specific people or organizations you would like to meet, if possible, at the IAW 2019 workshop.

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* 9. Do you belong to any professional associations or societies?

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* 10. If yes to previous question, what are the names of the organizations?

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* 11. What kind of practical experience in STEM do you have? In other words, what kind of experience do you have outside of being a student in a classroom? Check all that apply.

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* 12. Do you currently receive or have you ever received pay for utilizing your STEM skills? In other words, have you had any kind of paid job, whether formal or informal, that allowed you to use your STEM skills?

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* 13. If yes to the above question, what was the nature of the position(s)? Check all that apply.

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* 14. If there were jobs available, how interested or not interested would you be in working in the following sectors?

  Not at all interested Very interested
Academia
Non-profit organization
Industry
Government
Entrepreneur/Working for yourself

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* 15. What are some of the challenges you face in building a career?

  Not at all a challenge Very much a challenge
Lack of jobs in academia
Lack of jobs outside academia
Do not know where to look for jobs
Competition for jobs
Do not have skills needed
Difficult to balance family and career
There are no jobs where I live
Access to internet is difficult or non-existent
Access to a computer is difficult
Access to cell phone coverage is difficult
Access to electricity is difficult

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* 16. How urgent or not urgent do you think conservation initiatives are to Madagascar’s future?

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* 17. How important or not important do you think lemurs are for Madagascar’s future, ecologically?

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* 18. How important or not important do you think lemurs are for Madagascar’s future, economically?

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* 19. Which of the following contains your age?

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* 20. Which of the following matches your gender?

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* 21. What is your highest level of education?

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* 22. Which one of the following categories best describes your current employment status?

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* 23. What part of Madagascar are you from?

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* 24. Which university did you study at/are you at currently?

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* 25. Do you have a child or children?

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