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 23, 2018 to March 24 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 January 19, 2018, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by February 2, 2018.

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MAES Faculty Development SymposiumMarch 10, 2018

The MAES Faculty Development Symposium (FDS) will be co-located with MAES' Leadership Academy.  The MAES FDS seeks to help mentor and support pre-tenure Hispanic engineering faculty for success in the engineering professoriate.  Pre-tenured faculty will participate in a one-day workshop designed to provide skills and resources needed to obtain tenure and successfully transition to tenured faculty appointments. Workshops are focused on three core areas: Funding, Publishing, and Professional Development.  The MAES FDS will build a community of Hispanic engineering faculty to promote opportunities for faculty positions, postdoctoral positions, and research collaborations.  The Faculty Development Symposium is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant #EEC-1548214).

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the Faculty Development Symposium and the Leadership Academy 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 the Faculty Development Symposium is Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 11:59 pm PST, and every effort will be made to notify applicants February 2, 2018.

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Forging a Path.. that Fulfills Your Passion… in a Faculty Position! (FP3)November 07, 2017 - 11:00 PST

Forging a Path.. that Fulfills Your Passion…
in a Faculty Position! (FP3)

CHRISTINE GRANT

President/CEO CoolSci Productions LLC

Founder: The Institute for Academic Resilience 

Engineering Educator; Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Coach, Mentoring Expert

Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement and Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University

 

 

Most faculty chose their academic career based on a passion for the field, a desire to train future STEM leaders and a quest for an independent career.  Unfortunately, the stressors associated with faculty positions, the need to always "be on," and the never ending pursuit of funding can cause professors to lose sight of the joy of academia.  In this webinar, faculty will identify the parts of academia they are passionate about, selectively strategize for career success and learn unique approaches to celebrating their own accomplishments. 



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Dr. Christine Grant is an Academic Resilience Strategist who partners with individuals and organizations to empower women and men in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   She obtained her degrees in Chemical Engineering (B.S., Brown University; M.S. and Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology). An international speaker, Grant conducts career coaching and professional development workshops across the U.S., in Ghana and Australia, empowering both women and underrepresented minorities on the STEM pathway. Her consulting company, CoolSci Productions, LLC (drchristinegrant.com) designs custom, targeted programming for corporate and academic environments. A Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State; she’s also the Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering.  She is one of less than ten African-American women in the U.S. at that professorial rank.  Her research has focused on surface and interfacial phenomena in the areas of electronic materials, polymers and biomedical systems. She has served her profession as a leader in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as a member of the Board of Directors and is a Fellow; she’s a Life Member of both the Society of Women Engineers and AIChE. She has been a Visiting Senior Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an Expert in the NSF Engineering Directorate and a visiting faculty at Caltech, Duke and UPenn.  Grant fondly recalls her early association with NSBE as a freshman; she served as chapter president as a senior at Brown. Grant has also led faculty development sessions at past NSBE national conferences. Grant has been recognized with several awards for broadening the participation, promotion and retention of underrepresented minorities (URM) and women in STEM including: the AAAS Mentor Award and the NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Her book, “Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor” by Elsevier/Academic Press is the culmination of Grant’s over 30 years of leadership broadening the participation of diverse populations in STEM fields.

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SHPE Faculty Development Institute 2017November 02, 2017

The SHPE Faculty Development Institute aims to help mentor and support pre-tenure Hispanic engineering faculty for success in the engineering professoriate.  Pre-tenured faculty will participate in a one-day workshop designed to provide skills and resources needed to obtain tenure and successfully transition to tenured faculty appointments. Workshops are focused on three core areas: Funding, Teaching, and Professional Development.  Participants will be able to connect with tenured Hispanic faculty role models who can provide mentoring and guidance.  The SHPE FDI will build a community of Hispanic engineering faculty to promote opportunities for faculty positions, postdoctoral positions, and research collaborations.  The Faculty Development Institute is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant #EEC-1548322).

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend the SHPE Faculty Development Institute 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 Faculty Development Institute 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 the SHPE Faculty Development Institute is October 2, 2017, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by October 9, 2017.

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SWE's ALWE 2017October 26, 2017 to October 28 2017

Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE)

ALWE addresses the need for more women in positions of academic leadership in engineering and fosters professional growth for engineering women within the academy.  ALWE 2017 will be held in conjunction with WE17 in Austin, TX, on October 26-28, 2017. SWE will be able to fund up to 40 ASSIST Travel Grants for early-career faculty, post-doctoral professionals, and graduate students to attend.  ALWE is supported by the National Science Foundation (EEC-1548200) and by the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend ALWE 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 and post-doctoral applicants must hold engineering appointments in an ABET accredited institution; and faculty from two-year colleges must teach STEM-related courses.
  • Faculty applicants must have held their appointment for five years or less.
  • 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 ALWE 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 ALWE is August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by August 31, 2017.  

If an ASSIST Travel Grant is awarded, recipients are responsible for attending the entire program for which the grant is intended. If you do not attend the entire program, you will be responsible for the travel costs incurred.

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SACNAS ASSIST Workshop & Conference 2017October 19, 2017 to October 21 2017

The SACNAS ASSIST Program provides advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty in engineering with the opportunity to attend 2017 SACNAS: The Diversity in STEM Conference. We invite you to join us this October for three days of professional training, mentoring, and cultural activities for scientists at all levels and disciplines. ASSIST participants are given an intentional conference roadmap and specialized programming to make the most of the conference to advance in their careers, as well as engage with a growing cohort of underrepresented engineers.  The SACNAS ASSIST Program is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant #EEC-1548197).

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend SACNAS' ASSIST Program 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 SACNAS ASSIST program 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 SACNAS' ASSIST Program is August 25, 2017, 11:59 pm PST, and applicants will be notified of decisions by August 31, 2017.

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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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AISES Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 2017September 20, 2017 to September 23 2017

The AISES 2017 Engineering Faculty Career Workshop is designed for early-career faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students in engineering. Would you like support to travel to and attend the 2017 AISES National Conference in Denver, CO, with specific professional development tailored just for you?  Are you interested in becoming or advancing your career as an engineering faculty member?  With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), AISES is able to bring up to 40 early-career faculty, post-doctoral professionals, and Ph.D. students in engineering to the 2017 AISES National Conference for the 2017 Engineering Faculty Career Workshop, cultural activities, and networking (NSF Grant #EEC-1548214).  The Workshop will be held as a pre-conference event on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, and includes conference registration for September 21-23, 2017.

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ASSIST Travel Grants

Travel grants will cover expenses incurred to attend AISES' Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 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.
Applications to attend AISES' Engineering Faculty Career Workshop are due August 23, 2017, and rolling application review based on spaces available thereafter.

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