Hi, I'm Olivia Mann-Delany, the current Quantum Leap coordinator. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email!

A message from the Quantum Leap Coordinator:

Email: quantumleap@mcmastersciencesociety.com

Hi everyone! My name is Spencer Leidl and I am so excited to be planning the Quantum Leap Conference this year. Quantum Leap is a conference that was founded in 2016 to allow science students to explore multiple career pathways that are available to those with a STEM degree. I would like to thank my predecessor Rachel and her team for all of their hard work and effort last year, and I hope to continue to build off of their ideas and successes.  


As a soon to be graduate of McMaster science, I often find myself wondering what the next few years of my career might look like. This feeling of uncertainty pushed me to apply for this position, as I wish to help my peers who might be feeling similarly understand just how many different directions their career can go. Many people feel frustrated while job searching, as they feel pressured to stick to the typical “science” ideologies after they graduate. Through this frustration, Quantum Leap was born, as this conference hopes to allow students to explore avenues and find their own path. This year, I would like to place a heavy emphasis on guests who have recently started their careers in STEM. This way, attendees can have a realistic view of their first few steps toward their ideal job that they will be taking shortly after graduation. I hope to allow this conference to be an interacting, engaging day of self-exploration and support.

My ultimate goal is to inform science students by showing them the true potential of their science degree and some of the many opportunities available to them. There are also many ways to get involved with the conference, including planning team applications in September, attending a pre-conference workshop, or as a conference attendee! Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or ideas for the upcoming conference!

Quantum Leap began in 2016 with the goal of connecting science students to professionals in a wide variety of STEM fields. The full day conference consists of interactive workshops, engaging speakers, and bellringer sessions, to allow students to explore what career options are available to them in the not-so-distant future. Quantum Leap will take place on February 2nd, 2020 at McMaster University. This year, we are seeking talented applicants for three positions on the Quantum Leap Planning Team. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at quantumleap@mcmastersciencesociety.com. The deadline to submit this application is September 13th at 11:59pm.


Spencer Leidl
Quantum Leap Coordinator


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