Workshop Proceedings (5/9/05)(pdf)
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PAESMEM/Stanford School of Engineering Workshop on Mentoring in Engineering

21-22 June 2004 - Stanford University
David Packard Electrical Engineering Building - Room 101
Revised 20 June 2004


All sessions are in Packard Electrical Engineering unless otherwise indicated.

Monday 21 June

  • 8:15-8:40 Coffee
  • 8:40-9:00 Welcoming Remarks:
    Jim Plummer, Dean of Engineering, Stanford University
    Marilyn Suiter, PAESMEM Program Director, National Science Foundation
  • 9:00-11:30 Best practices in mentoring: teachings from experience
    Chair: Michelle Effros, Cal Tech
    Vincent Poor, Princeton University
    Bob Gray, Professor and Vice Chair of EE, Stanford, PAESMEM Recipient
    Jeff Koseff, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford
  • 11:30-12:30 Box Lunch
  • 12:30-3:00 Early and mid career mentoring and support: Finding mentors and setting priorities, maintaining momentum after tenure.
    Co-chairs: Jia Li and Sheila Hemami
    (Donald) Richard (Rick) Brown, Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Lydia Sohn, Assitant Professor, UC Berkeley
    Rebecca Willett, Graduate Student, U. Wisconsin/Rice
    Sheila Hemami, Associate Professor, Cornell Univ.
    Yoonkyung Lee, Assistant Professor, Ohio State)
  • 3:15-4:45 Special Session: "How to Feel As Bright and Competent As Everyone Seems to Think You Are," Valerie Young. The "imposter syndrome" and related topics. Hewlett Teaching Center (TCSEQ) 201 (Bloch Lecture Hall).
  • 4:45-5:45 Workshop Reception: Packard Lobby

Tuesday 22 June

  • 9:30-10:00 Coffee
  • 10:00-11:30 Mentoring support: National and local resources for mentoring Chair: Eve Riskin, University of Washington
    Carol Muller, Founder and CEO of Mentornet
    Sheila Humphreys, Academic Coordinator for Student Matters, EECS Department, UC Berkeley
    Suzanne Brainard, Executive Director, Center for Workfo0rce Development; Affiliate Professor, Techincal Communication; Affiliate Professor, Women Studies; University of Washington. PAESMEM Recipient
    Candace Rypisi, Director, CalTech Women's Center
    Nancy G. Love, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech ADVANCE professor
  • 11:30-12:30 Box Lunch
  • 12:30-2:00 Mentoring for academic leadership: career paths and choices
    Chair: Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington
    Andrea Lawrence, CS Chair, Spelman University
    David Notkin, CS Chair, University of Washington
    Mark Smith, EE Head, Purdue University
    Kristina Johnson, Dean of Engineering, Duke
    Denice Denton, Dean of Engineering, University of Washington, PAESMEM recipient
  • 2:00-2:30 Break (cold bottled water)
  • 2:30-4:30 Work/family issues
    1. When to have children (before/after degree, before/after tenure?)
    2. How to balance career/family once you've had them

    Chair: Pam Cosman, UCSD
    Sangeeta Bhatia, Associate Professor, UCSD Bioengineering
    Pamela Cosman, Professor, UCSD Electrical Engineering
    Marc Goulden, Principal Analyst, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley
    Melany Hunt, Professor, Caltech, Mechanical Engineering
    Sara Wadia-Fascetti, Associate Professor, Northeastern University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PAESMEM Recipient,

Best practices should reflect viewpoints of mentors and mentees. Priorities for new professors will include consideration of funding, research, teaching, academic administration, professional participation, and career paths and strategies. Mentoring support will include consideration of alumni/ae contacts and statistics. Mentoring for academic leadership is intended to provide an opportunity for successful chairs and deans to encourage new and prospective faculty to consider leadership career paths.