Member Center: Diversity and Inclusion

10:20 a.m. Diversity and Inclusion-Speed Networking “Navigating a Career in Science and Engineering: Successes & Challenges” (Room 18)
Moderators: Anthony Muscat, Univ. of Arizona and Vincent Smentkowski, General Electric ERC

Attend this one-hour event to hear different talks from members of our Divisions and Groups about the challenges they faced in their career and how a professional society helped them overcome some of the hurdles. Panel members will be from across gender, nationality and will be followed by a small group interactive Q&A session.
7:00 a.m. Diversity and Inclusion-“The Science of Team Science” Breakfast *Pre-registration FEE Required
(Room 18)
Moderator: Anthony Muscat, Univ. of Arizona

What makes for successful research teams? Can collaboration be encouraged and enhanced? What can evidence-based research provide us in forming more effective teams? One attribute linked to team success is the percentage of women on the team. Successful teams often have higher percentages of women. Two other factors found to be important are high “social sensitivity” and “even turn taking” among group members. Come join Ellen Fisher and Jeni Cross who will discuss what they have learned working with a cross disciplinary group consisting of two sociologists, an engineer, a statistician, and a chemist to improve the effectiveness of research teams at Colorado State Univ. They will present an interactive program focused on recent research results and proactive and practical steps to help you create and nurture research teams.
Ellen Fisher, is a Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the School of Advanced Materials Discovery at Colorado State Univ. Her research interests span a wide range of topics including optical diagnostics, plasma science, and materials development across several technology sectors, as well as responsible conduct of research and the science of team science. Current projects include nanostructured gas sensors, 3D antimicrobial materials for biomedical and environmental applications, and the fundamental science behind plasma-assisted catalysis.
Jeni Cross, is a Professor of Sociology at Colorado State Univ. Her research interests include community attachment/sense of place, land use and conservation, sustainability, inter-agency collaboration, social networks, and social norms. Her current projects include research on land conservation decision-making, the built environment, energy conservation and sustainability in public schools as well as the science of team science.

This Event is open to ALL Symposium attendees. The registration fee is $25 and may be purchased with your Symposium registration.
Pre-Registration is Required; there will be no Onsite Registration available for this Event.