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Symposium BI02—The Future of Materials Science Academia—Preparing for a Career in Higher Education

This symposium will help develop the next generation of faculty in materials science and engineering, both in the US and abroad. Featured sessions will include technical guidance for proposal writing, insights from NSF career winners, a panel discussion on planning a career in higher education, and a networking session for graduate students and faculty to discuss higher education careers. An additional panel discussion session will focus on cultivating funding sources for research and the art of developing collaborations. Best practice sessions for early course development, teaching strategies, and materials science extracurricular innovations will also be featured. The symposium welcomes abstract submissions for topics fitting within the scope of the symposium, with special focus on proposal writing technical guidance, and advice for early career success in mentoring, course development, and outreach.

Topics will include:

  • Preparing a Successful Faculty Application
  • Reaching Tenure through Research, Teaching, and Service
  • Maneuvering the Funding Pipelines

Invited Speakers:

  • David Bahr (Purdue University, USA)
  • Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Geoff Brennecka (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
  • Michael Chabinyc (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Eva Hemmer (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Bryan Huey (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Daniel King (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio (Yale University, USA)
  • Jessica Krogstad (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Alexis Lewis (National Science Foundation, USA)
  • Mark Losego (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Alessandro Mottura (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Ali Sayir (Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USA)
  • Susan Sinnott (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • David Stepp (U.S. Army Research Office, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Lisa Rueschhoff
Air Force Research Laboratory
NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate

Theresa Davey
Tohoku University

Allen Kimel
The Pennsylvania State University

Victoria Miller
North Carolina State University

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Career, Education and Materials Science, Outreach

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