Networking Events 2011-2012

Summer 2012

Successful Grant Writers
Date / Location: 14 June 2012, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: Rebecca Rosengaus (Biology), Sara Wadia-Fascetti (Civil), and Jackie Isaacs (MechE) – all successful recipients of large grants will share their strategies for winning big!

Writing Research Articles: Strategies for Getting Articles Published
Date / Location: 11 July 2012, 11:30 – 1:00 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: Karen Butler-Purry, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University will talk about strategies for article writing and publication.  She will share her experiences with this process as she planned to move from associate professor to full professor.

Women and Leadership
Date / Location: 6 August 2012, 10:00 – 11:30 am, 425 Shillman Hall
Description: Michelle Hebl, Professor of Organizational Psychology at Rice University will lead a discussion on Subtle Biases in Leadership Selection Dr. Hebl’s research focuses on issues related to diversity and discrimination.  She is particularly interested in examining sublte ways in which discrimination is displayed, and how such displays might be remidiated by individuals and/or organizations.

Spring 2012

Work-Life Balance and Your Health
Date / Location: 26 January 2012, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: Associate Professor in Health Sciences, Carmen Sceppa, presents on preventative and lifestyle changes in the 30-60′s for promoting quality of life.

Research Discussion – Networks
Date / Location: 3 February 2012, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: The ADVANCE Program has a goal to help engage faculty in interdisciplinary research.  New this semester are lunch time research discussions focused on a single topic, but spanning different schools.  This informal discussion will be on network research.

Collaborating with Industry
Date / Location: 23 February 2012, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: Director of the Center for Research and Innovation, Tracey Dodenhoff, and John Bowen, of the Office of Corporate & Foundation Advancement will present on what their offices can do to help with industry collaboration.

Administrative Career Paths
Date / Location: 21 March 2012, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: Katy Tucker (Chair – Health Sciences, Kay Onan (Assoc. Dean – CAS), and Colleen Pantalone (Assoc. Dean – CAB) present on the career choices that landed them on the administrative path and they share what it’s like to walk in their shoes.

Research Discussion – Brazil
Date / Location: 27 March 2012, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: This research discussion will be on research in Brazil.

Tenure and Promotion Reflections
Date / Location: 12 April 2012, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: This informal discussion will be lead by recently tenured or promoted faculty members: Sinan Muftu (MechE) and Lisa-Podlaha-Murphy (ChemE)

NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
Date / Location: 24 May 2012, 10:00 – 2:00 pm, 431 Stearns
Description: Horst Wittmann, Senior Research Development Officer in the Office of the provost and Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will lead the workshop.  They will offer proposal writing tips, information specific to the NSF CAREER program, and there will be advice from a panel of recent CAREER awardees.

Fall 2011

Welcome Event: Organizational Change
Date / Location: 21 September 2011, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: CBA Professor and consultant to the FBI, Bert Spector, shares his expertise in implementing prganizational change.

Mentoring Graduate Students
Date / Location: 12 October 2011, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: Professors Penny Beuning, Wendy Smith, and John Engen share tips on effectively managing graduate students.

Developing the Educational Side of a Proposal
Date / Location: 16 November 2011, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: The STEM Center’s Christos Zahpoulos and Claire Cuggan present on best writing practices for education impact.

Up and Coming Educational Tools
Date / Location: 08 December 2011, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, 411 Richards Hall
Description: The EdTech Center’s Alicia Russell and Seth Mirriam present the newest educational tools being used to enhance classroom learning.