Mentoring and Networking Workshop for
Junior Women Faculty in the Big 10
Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
April 1-3, 2010

With the generous support of NSF
the Big 10 Deans of Engineering:
Michigan State University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Purdue University
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin

Workshop Links
Workshop Attendees       Post workshop travel application (MS-Word file)
About the workshop       Workshop Photos
Final Report (1MB PDF)

The purposes of the workshop are to:
  1. Provide a professional networking opportunity
  2. Cultivate peer collaboration and mentoring relationships
  3. Foster interactions between junior women faculty and senior women faculty role models

Workshop Schedule

Thursday, April 1
10:00-noon Orientation for Senior Women Taft Room
noon-1:30 Lunch The Rouge
1:30-3:00 Keynote Address on Academic Leadership Henry/Louis Room
Chancellor Linda Katehi, University of California, Davis
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-5:00 Breakout Sessions
Finding Mentors and Creating a Supportive ClimateKennedy Room
Mentoring Graduate StudentsMcKinley Room
Secrets to a Terrific Technical TalkRoosevelt Room
5:00-5:30 Break and Travel to Pier Wisconsin (walk or shuttle bus)
5:30-6:30 Networking session Pier Wisconsin
6:30-9:00 Gala banquet dinner Pier Wisconsin
and team-building exercise
Friday, April 2
8:00-9:00 Breakfast The Rouge
9:00-10:00 Big Life, Big Stage, Big 10: Panel Discussion Henry/Louis Room
Senior women share their varied career paths
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-noon Deans Panel Henry/Louis Room
Satish Udpa, Michigan State University
Gregory Washington, Ohio State University
Leah Jamieson, Purdue University
Ilesanmi Adesida, University of Illinois
Dave Munson, University of Michigan
Paul Peercy, University of Wisconsin
noon-1:30 Lunch with the Deans The Rouge
1:30-3:00 Critical Friends 1-3 Charles, Empire, Richard, Mirror and Taft Rooms
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-5:00 Breakout Sessions on Work/Life Balance
Balancing with kidsKennedy Room
Balancing without kidsMcKinley Room
PotpourriRoosevelt Room
5:00-5:30 Break
5:30-7:30 Research networking and poster session Henry/Louis
Saturday, April 3
8:00-9:00 Breakfast The Rouge
9:00-10:30 Critical Friends 4-6 Charles, Empire, Richard, Mirror and Taft Rooms
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Funding Opportunities Panel Henry/Louis Room
Dr. Ram Pai, Rockwell Automation
Dr. Omnia El-Hakim, National Science Foundation
12:00 Wrap-up and lunch (to stay or go) The Rouge


Note: The dress code for the workshop is business casual.

For more information on the workshop, please contact one of the organizers:

Ellen Arruda
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
Naomi Chesler
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin
Mary Juhas
Associate Dean
Diversity and Outreach
Ohio State University
Dawn Tilbury
Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

There are lots of good references on the NSF-ADVANCE websites of our institutions:
Ohio State University: CEOS
    University of Michigan: ADVANCE
    University of Wisconsin: WISELI
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