2016 SCHEDULE

Schedule for Boston 2016

Friday March 25, 2016 | Research Symposium

8:45 am – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks

Location: MIT, 10-250

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Lynford Goddard
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignLocation: MIT, 10-250
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Tequila Harris
Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: MIT, 10-250
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Poster Session 1, Coffee Break

Location: MIT, Bush Room and Lobby 10

11:15 am – 11:45 am
Monica Cox
Engineering Education
Purdue UniversityLocation: MIT, 10-250
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
William Massey
Operations Research and Financial Eng.
Princeton UniversityLocation: MIT, 10-250
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

Location: MIT, Bush Room

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
LaShanda James Korley
Macromolecular Science & Engineering
Case Western Reserve UniversityLocation: MIT, 10-250
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Emery Brown
Institute for Medical Engineering & Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: MIT, 10-250
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Poster Session 2, Coffee Break

Location: MIT, Bush Room and Lobby 10

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Kristala Jones Prather
Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: MIT, 10-250
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Anjelica Gonzalez
Biomedical Engineering
Yale University
Location: MIT, 10-250

 

Early Career Spotlight

4:15 pm – 4:35 pm
Andre Taylor
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Yale UniversityLocation: MIT, 10-250
4:35 pm – 4:55 pm
Muyinatu Lediju Bell
Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins UniversityLocation: MIT, 10-250
4:55 pm – 5:15 pm
Timothy Downing
Bioengineering
University of California, Irvine
Location: MIT, 10-250
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Closing Reception, Light Hors D’oeuvres

Location: MIT, Bush Room and Lobby 10

Saturday March 26, 2016 | Faculty Development Symposium

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Networking Breakfast

Location: BCEC 153C

9:00 am – 10:00 am

(Parallel Session)

Navigating Mentor/Mentee Relationships

Location: BCEC 153C

9:00 am – 10:00 am

(Parallel Session)

Writing Winning Proposals

Location: BCEC 154

10:15 am – 11:00 am

(Parallel Session)

Which Type of Institution is for You?

Location: BCEC 153C
10:15 am – 11:00 am

(Parallel Session)

High Impact Publishing

Location: BCEC 154
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Effective Teaching, Effective Learning

Location: BCEC 153C

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Paths to Professorship Success (Panel)

Location: BCEC 153C

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Interviewing and Negotiating

Location: BCEC 153C

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

(Parallel Session)

Tenure Process at Research Universities

Location: BCEC 153C
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

(Parallel Session)

Engaging your Chair and Dean Effectively

Location: BCEC 154
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Impacts of Race in Society on Faculty of Color

Location: BCEC 153C
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Closing Reception

Location: BCEC 153C

 

Session Descriptions

Navigating Mentor/Mentee Relationships
Speakers: Bill Massey (Princeton), Manu Platt (Georgia Tech), Catera Wilder (Georgia Tech)
While many discussions center on how to be a good mentor, and the importance of mentoring, it is equally as important to be a good mentee (protégé) willing to trust, learn, and implement assistance provided by a quality mentor. Paired teams of Mentors/Mentees will discuss their experiences from both sides, successes, challenges, conflicts, and resolutions culminating with lessons learned that have prepared the mentees to advance their careers and the type of mentor they may become.

Which Type of Institution is for You as a Faculty Member?

Speakers: Tequila Harris (Georgia Tech), Lawrence Neeley (Olin College)
For graduate students and postdocs considering academic careers, how did others decide whether to join the faculty at teaching schools vs. research-centric schools, HBCU vs. PWI, liberal arts vs. technical. The rubrics and factors to consider will be discussed among a panel from all backgrounds and types of institutions.

Effective Teaching, Effective Learning Speaker: Monica Cox (Purdue)

There are great techniques you can use to improve your preparation of material for your class to maximize your time, and more importantly to maximize the learning by your students.

Lunch: Paths to Professorship Success (Panel)

Speakers: Lance Collins (Cornell), Sam Graham (Georgia Tech)
There are many paths to the final goal, and divergent but successful pathways to professorship will be discussed by a distinguished panel.

Interviewing and Negotiating for your Faculty Job Speakers: Cullen Buie (MIT), Tim Downing (UCI)

This discussion will center around the steps to be taken for successful preparation of faculty applications, and the all-important interview process. Tips and strategies will be provided as well as pitfalls to be avoided, and shared from real experiences from faculty of color. We will also present the opinion from the other side, of senior professors and deans who play major roles in reviewing these candidates, then negotiating with them for salary and start up research packages for fairness and for your success.

Tenure Process at Research Universities

Speakers: Kristala Jones Prather (MIT), Lynford Goddard (UIUC)
Let us help unravel the mystery of what happens in those tenure decision meetings and elucidate definite strategies to prepare your best package, and provide some rationale behind the mentality of the tenure committees.

Writing Winning Proposals / Engaging Funding Agencies Speaker: Mitchell Walker (Georgia Tech)

This is a necessary part of the job, and there are strategies that highly successful professors have used to engage funding agencies and the program directors that manage research portfolios, and also techniques for best practice in writing a funded proposal that will be discussed at this workshop.

High Impact Publishing

Speakers: LaShanda James Korley (Case Western Reserve), Chekesha Liddell Watson (Cornell) Publish or perish has been the mantra, but the skillsets to do that will be the topic of this workshop. Critical factors to be discussed include when to go for high impact journal, how to handle and respond to critical reviews, and targeting your work for that journal.

Impacts of Race in Society on Faculty of Color

Speaker: Tamika Curry-Smith (President, The TCS Group)
This last year in America since Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, University of Missouri, and a number of other incidents are not immune to professors of color and distraction by these events can affect motivation and productivity, while generating discussions or feelings with colleagues that can make the work place uncomfortable. We will discuss the impact of these events in light of the special challenges for faculty of color in engineering in an open, moderated discussion led by professional diversity and inclusion experts and faculty leaders.

Engaging Your Chair and Dean Effectively Speaker: William Robinson (Vanderbilt)

As a junior faculty member and throughout your career, your Department Chair/Head and Dean can be invaluable assets to advance your career. Beyond their obvious involvement in the tenure process they can serve as an advocate for space, students, and other resources on campus. In this panel we will discuss strategies and best practices for engaging and maintaining a healthy relationship with senior administration at your university.

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