You Do Belong: Let’s Talk About Impostor Syndrome

Presenter(s):
Rachel Scarlett / Purdue University
Kamini Singha / Colorado School of Mines
David Brown / Fort Hays State University
Hendratta Ali / Fort Hays State University

Have you ever felt that you don't belong in your research group or that someone made a mistake accepting you into graduate school? Do you worry that you will say or do something wrong and everyone will realize that you are a fraud? If so, you are not alone! You might be experiencing Impostor Syndrome, as everyone else does to some extent. Join us for a cyberseminar where we will discuss the pervasiveness of this phenomenon. In this webinar, the panelists will share their relationships with Impostor Syndrome - the root causes, how they deal with it, etc. - and as a group we will discuss how the scientific community can work to overcome this widespread issue in future generations of scientists. Join us for a community conversation to deconstruct this pervasive phenomenon so that you can start trying to shake off Impostor Syndrome. You do belong!