September 9, 2011

SU-ADVANCE hosted its first day-long workshop, giving women STEM faculty members a chance to (Re)Connect with each other and with the program following a very busy summer.

The day included two workshop sessions led by Susan Robison; "The Peak Performing Professor at Mid-Career and Beyond" and "Strategic Career Planning and Work-Life Balance," as well as two sessions led by Tracey Manning; "Maximizing Your Leadership and Positive Influence" and "Advancing Collaboration and Connections across Sectors." A panel discussion on industry-academy collaboration, led by Dean Laura Steinberg (L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science), gave panelists an opportunity to share their views of both the positive and negative consequences considered when making a decision to pursue this model of research collaboration. 

The day concluded with keynote speaker Julie Des Jardins (Baruch College, City University of NY), who presented The Woman Scientist: The Historical Oxymoron, which focused on the gendering of American Science. Des Jardins is the author of The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science.

A full schedule of events from (Re)Connect is available here.

Presentations and Handouts:
The Peak Performing Professor at Mid-Career and Beyond (Susan Robison)
Strategic Career Planning and Work-Like Balance (Susan Robison)
Maximizing Your Leadership and Positive Influence (Tracey Manning)
SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others (as presented by Tracey Manning)

pictured above: SU-ADVANCE Co-PI Shobha
Bhatia (Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor
of Civil and Environmental Engineering), along
with workshop leaders Susan Robison and
Tracey Manning.