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Jun 082011
 
Prof. DeSimone will participate in the 4th annual Future Faculty Workshop: Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow, hosted by MIT from June 19-21. The workshop will provide mentorship to underrepresented minority students aspiring to become independent academic researchers in the areas of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering related to Polymer and Materials Science. Topics addressed during the workshop will include some of the difficult challenges facing those who wish to pursue an academic career: the path to professorship, job interviews, selecting focus areas, research proposals, unwritten rules, negotiations, and running a research group (being a CEO, COO, CTO and HR officer).

The workshop will take place in Massachusetts outside of Boston at MIT’s Endicott House. Previous workshops were held at MIT (2008), Carnegie Mellon University (2009), and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2010).  Supporters of the workshop include UNC’s Institute for Advanced Materials, the National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research, and MIT.

FUTURE FACULTY WORKSHOP Organizer:
Professor Timothy M. Swager
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Faculty Mentors will include:
Professor Kenneth R. Carter
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor Joseph DeSimone
Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

incoming Assistant Professor Jeremiah Johnson
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Paula T. Hammond
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Malika Jeffries-El
Department of Chemistry
Iowa State University

Professor LaShanda Korley
Macromolecular Science and Engineering Department
Case Western Reserve University

Professor Christine Ortiz
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Richard McCullough
Department of Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Gregory N. Tew
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst

 June 8, 2011