Events

LEVERAGE sponsors a variety of events including conference professional development opportunities, webinars, virtual brown bags, virtual learning circles, and mentoring opportunities.  ASSIST Travel grants are available to support travel to conference professional development workshops.  You must be a registered LEVERAGE user to participate.  Some events are open and registrants are accepted first-come first-serve (e.g., webinars) and other events require an application (e.g., ASSIST Travel Grants).    

NSBE and ARLS 2018March 21, 2018 to March 25 2018

The Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) is co-located with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Convention. The ARL Symposium has two threads: (1) a faculty development thread, and (2) a research networking thread. The faculty development thread hosts workshops organized by members of the ARL network that strengthen and demystify fundamental components of academia. The researcher development and networking thread is critical to the goal of a self-sustaining ARL ecosystem.  Through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSBE is able to fund up to 40 early-career faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and Ph.D. candidates to attend ARLS (NSF Grant #EEC-1548319).

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) and NSBE National Convention up to $2,000.  Eligible expenses include airfare, lodging, registration, meals, and other travel costs (e.g., parking). When you apply to attend, you will be asked to indicate which expenses you need grant funds to cover.  

ASSIST Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for ASSIST Travel Grants must be early-career faculty members, post-doctoral professionals, or graduate students, and must meet the following criteria:

  • Faculty applicants must have held their appointment for five years or less.
  • Faculty and post-doctoral applicants must hold engineering appointments in an ABET accredited institution; and faculty from two-year colleges must teach STEM-related courses.
  • Post-doctoral applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in engineering within 48 months prior to their application.
  • Graduate students must be within one year of graduating with an engineering degree, in good academic standing, and enrolled as full or part time students.
  • ASSIST Travel Grant recipients must be US Citizens or have permanent resident status.  
Application Process

A complete application includes:
  • Responses to a short set of eligibility questions.
  • Statement of Interest - describe what you hope to gain by participating in the event and how the experience will benefit you and your career.
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution - describe your contributions to engineering diversity as well as your future diversity-related goals.
  • NSF Bio – A biographical sketch that adheres to NSF guidelines.
The deadline for applying to attend Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) is December 31, 2017, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by January 26, 2018.

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GMiS Faculty Career Symposium 2017October 19, 2017 to October 21 2017

Great Minds in STEM invites early-career, Hispanic engineering faculty from 2-year and 4-year institutions, post-docs, and doctoral candidates interested in academia to apply for travel grants to attend the 2017 GMiS Faculty Career Symposium, in Pasadena, CA, from October 19-21, 2017.  The Symposium will be held at the HENAAC Conference, which runs from October 18 - 22, 2017.  The ASSIST program will deliver faculty development workshops on a variety of topics including academic career opportunities and the tenure process.  In addition, participants will also have the opportunity to participate in some of the HENAAC Conference events as well as invited to serve as judges for the Research Posters Competition.  The GMiS Faculty Career Symposium is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grants #EEC-1548322).

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the 2017 GMiS Faculty Career Symposium up to $2,000.  Eligible expenses include airfare, lodging, registration, meals, and other travel costs (e.g., parking). When you apply to attend, you will be asked to indicate which expenses you need grant funds to cover.  

ASSIST Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for ASSIST Travel Grants must be early-career faculty members, post-doctoral professionals, or graduate students, and must meet the following criteria:

  • Faculty applicants must have held their appointment for five years or less.
  • Faculty and post-doctoral applicants must hold engineering appointments in an ABET accredited institution; and faculty from two-year colleges must teach STEM-related courses.
  • Post-doctoral applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in engineering within 48 months prior to their application.
  • Graduate students must be within one year of graduating with an engineering degree, in good academic standing, and enrolled as full or part time students.
Application Process

A complete application to participate includes:
  • Responses to a short set of eligibility questions.
  • Statement of Interest - describe what you hope to gain by participating in the event and how the experience will benefit you and your career.
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution - describe your contributions to engineering diversity as well as your future diversity-related goals.
  • NSF Bio – A biographical sketch that adheres to NSF guidelines.
The deadline for applying to attend the 2017 GMiS Faculty Career Symposium is September 1, 2017, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by September 15, 2017.

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NSBE and ARLS 2017 March 30, 2017 to April 01 2017

Held in Kansas City, MO

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