2020 Program

Friday, November 6, 2020

1:00-1:25 PM Opening Remarks and Workshop Overview

Dean Blanche Staton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1:30-2:25 PM Work-life Balance in Academia

Panelists: Rebecca Carrier, Debbie Chachra, Radhika Nagpal, and Kris Prather

2:30-3:25 PM What Type of Institution is Right for You?
Panel discussion: the cultures, benefits, and drawbacks of different types of universities

Panelist: Desire Whitmore, Malika Jeffries-EL, Frances Ross, and Susan Rundell Singer 

3:25-3:45 PM Coffee networking break
3:50-4:45 PM Networking workshop

“Building Your Professional Network: A Controlled Chain Reaction”

Speaker: Cheryl Vaughan

Saturday, November 7, 2020

1:00-1:55 PM Applying
What application packages include, what the key features of teaching and research statements are, what search committees are looking for

Panelist: Farnaz Niroui, Amy Keating, and Karin Ardon-Dryer

2:00-2:55 PM The Interview Process 
A practical guide to interviewing, and considering offers when you get them

Presenter: Penny Beuning

3:00-3:20 PM Coffee networking break
3:35-4:20 PM Negotiating the Offer
Panel discussion: what can be negotiated and how to ask

Panelists: Madeleine Oudin, Evelyn Wang, and Abigail Koppes

4:25-5:20 PM How to be a Quick-Start Professor
Getting support from your university and department, negotiating for a quick-start lab, and the skills you can hone now that will help you be an effective and successful lab leader, mentor, and principle investigator

Panelist: Kristin Bergmann, Elena Glassman, and Anita Shukla

5:20-5:30 PM Short Break 

Relax/stretch/breath session

Host: Susanna (Zan) Barry 

5:30-6:30 PM Social Hour and Keynote Speech

Speaker: Galit Lahav

Sunday, November 8, 2020

1:00-1:55 PM Diversity Initiatives

Panelist: Robbin Chapman, Christine Ortiz, and Leslie Kolodziejski

2:00-2:55 PM Funding
Panel Discussion: Find Grants to apply to, define your fundable research goals, sell your proposal, and manage your budget.

Panelists: Angela Koehler, Maribel Vazquez, and Julianne Chung 

3:00-3:20 PM Coffee networking break
3:25-4:20 PM The Tenure Process
Panel discussion: Managing the teaching load, publication requirement and work-life balance. Building a CV, teaching statement, and list of letter writers.

Panelists: Janet Conrad, Megan Núñez, and Anjelica Gonzalez

4:25-5:20 PM Science Communication Workshop

“Introduction to Science Storytelling”

Speaker: Sara ElShafie

5:20-5:30 PM Closing Remarks