iREDEFINE Workshop


The iREDEFINE workshop capitalizes on the unique environment provided by the ECEDHA conference to create a mechanism to motivate and prepare women and underrepresented minority (URM) students PhD students for pursuing faculty positions in US Universities. The unique opportunity arises due to the high concentration of ECE department chairs attending the event, most of whom are investing great efforts in increasing the diversity of their faculty. 

The workshop format will balance the effective aspects of the previous three years with feedback received from the participants. In particular, ECE PhD students will have significantly more opportunities to interact with department chairs to learn about their programs, potential faculty positions, and expectations of new faculty. The iREDEFINE Fellows will also have the opportunity to present their research projects and participate in dedicated programming including sessions on negotiation strategies, understanding NSF, different types of institutions, and navigating the academic job search including mock interviews.

 

iREDEFINE Workshop Schedule of Events

 


Saturday, March 16

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Coffee Service 

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Opening Session

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Strategies for Succesful Job Search I

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Networking Break

10:15 am - 10:45 pm

Strategies for Succesful Job Search II

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Faculty Panel

Tosiron Adegbija (Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies,University of Arizona

Rozhin Yasaei (Assistant Professor, University of Arizona)

Mahdi Nikdast (Associate Professor, Colorado State University)

Rania Hussein (Associate Teaching Professor, University of Washington)

Joseph Young (Assistant Teaching Professor; Director of Professional Masters Program, Rice University)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Institutional Diversity Panel

Stu Thompson (Department Chair and Associate Professor, Bucknell University)

Mario Simoni (Department Chair and Professor, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)

Pamela Bhatti (Associate Chair for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation,Georgia Institute of Technology)

Deidra Hodges (ECE Department Chair, Florida International University)

Shawn Blanton (Associate Department Head for Research, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University)

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Reflect Back, Move Forward

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Poster Set Up

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

iREDEFINE Poster Session

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Networking Break

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm 

How to Navigate NSF

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

iREDEFINE Poster Session / ECExpo Reception


Sunday, March 17

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Digilent ECE Spotlight Keynote Breakfast 

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Break

8:45 am –10:15 am

Mock Interviews Group I -  (with Keysight Photo Booth at 10:00 am)

10:15 am –10:30 am

Break 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mock Interview Group II  (with Keysight Photo Booth at 10:30 am)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Break

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 

ECExpo Luncheon

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Negotiation Workshop

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Networking Break

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Session

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ECExpo Reception

 

 

 


 

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