LATinE 2020 Agenda

Engineering Academic Career Workshop

LATinE 2020 will be offered online July 29-31, 2020, by Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. LATinE fellows will network virtually with leading Latinx/Hispanic faculty and scientists who will present keynote speeches and talks throughout the program and will receive $600 scholarships upon successful completion of the workshop.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2020

LATINE WELCOME SESSION

12:30-1:00 PM

Prelude

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

1:00-1:05 PM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Arvind Raman, Executive Associate Dean of the Faculty and Staff, College of Engineering

1:05-3:05 PM

CLOSED SESSION: What’s My Life Experience and Expectations for the LATinE Workshop?

Presented by each LATinE Participant (5 mins. /each)

Moderator:

  • Luciano Castillo, Kenninger Professor of Renewable Energy and Power Systems in Mechanical Engineering

3:05-3:20 PM

Session Break

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

3:20-4:05 PM

Panel 1: Why Choose an Academic Career in Engineering?

Moderator:

  • Julio Ramirez, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering and the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) and Network Coordination Office (NCO) Center Director

Panelist:

  • Andres Arrieta, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Marisol Koslowski, Assistant Head for Engagement and Partnerships, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Monica Prezzi, Professor, Civil Engineering
  • Luis Solorio, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Mirian Velay-Lizancos, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
  • Juan Wachs, James A. and Sharon M. Tompkins Rising Star Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

4:05-4:35 PM

Q&A Session with LATinE Fellows

(Panel 1: Why Choose an Academic Career in Engineering?)

Moderator:

  • Julio Ramirez, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering and the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) and Network Coordination Office (NCO) Center Director

4:35-4:50 PM

Session Break

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

4:50-5:50 PM

Plenary Panel: University and Industry Leadership During the Pandemic and Beyond

Part of Purdue Engineering’s Rising to the Challenge Initiative

Introduction of the Moderator by:

  • Arvind Raman, Executive Associate Dean of the Faculty and Staff, College of Engineering

Moderator:

  • Mark Lundstrom, Acting Dean of the College of Engineering, Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Panelist:

  • Jorge Haddock, President, University of Puerto Rico
  • Juan M. de Bedout, Vice President of Aerospace Technology in Technology & Global Engineering at Raytheon Technologies
  • Ricardo J. Echevarria, Vice President in the Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager of Intel Olympic Program at Intel Corporation
Join the Plenary Panel

5:50-6:00 PM

Session Break

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

6:00 PM

CLOSED SESSION: Pizza Social & Breakout Room Collaboration with Plenary Panelists


THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020

HOW TO GET AN ENGINEERING FACULTY JOB?

12:00-12:30 PM

Prelude

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

12:30-1:15 PM

Lunch & Poster Session

Presented by each LATinE Participant (2 mins. /each)

Introduction of the Moderator by:

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

Moderator:

  • Bonnie Prado Pino, PhD. Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics

1:15-1:30 PM

Session Break

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

1:30-2:30 PM

Poster Session Breakout Rooms

Moderator:

  • Bonnie Prado Pino, PhD. Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics

2:30-2:45 PM

Session Break

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

2:45-3:45 PM

Panel 2: Head’s Roundtable: How to Prepare for Job Market in Academia

Introduction of the Moderator by:

  • Arvind Raman, Executive Associate Dean of the Faculty and Staff, College of Engineering

Moderator:

  • Marisol Koslowski, Assistant Head for Engagement and Partnerships, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Panelist:

  • William Crossley, Head and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Eckhard Groll, William E. and Florence Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering, Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Mark Hastak, Professor and the Dernlan Family Head of Construction Engineering and Management
  • Dimitri Peroulis, Michael and Katherine Birck Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • John Sutherland, Fehsenfeld Family Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering

3:45-4:00 PM

Q&A Session with LATinE Fellows

(Panel 2: Head’s Roundtable: How to Prepare for Job Market in Academia?)

Moderator:

  • Marisol Koslowski, Assistant Head for Engagement and Partnerships, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

4:00-4:15 PM

Session Break

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

4:15-5:15 PM

Panel 3: Head’s Roundtable: How to Interview, Negotiate Salary and Start-Up Package?

Moderator:

  • Julio Ramirez, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering and the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) and Network Coordination Office (NCO) Center Director

Panelist:

  • David Bahr, Head and Professor, Materials Engineering
  • Donna Riley, Kamyar Haghighi Head, Professor of Engineering Education
  • George Wodicka, Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

5:15-5:30 PM

Q&A Session with LATinE Fellows

(Panel 3: Head’s Roundtable: How to Interview, Negotiate Salary and Start-Up Package?)

Moderator:

  • Julio Ramirez, Karl H. Kettelhut Professor in Civil Engineering and the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) and Network Coordination Office (NCO) Center Director

5:30-5:45 PM

Session Break

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

5:45-6:00 PM

Poster Session Award Winners

Award winners to be announced by:

  • Arvind Raman, Executive Associate Dean of the Faculty and Staff, College of Engineering

6:00-6:10 PM

Session Break

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

6:10-7:00 PM

Keynote Address

Introduction of the Moderator by:

  • Arvind Raman, Executive Associate Dean of the Faculty and Staff, College of Engineering

Moderator:

  • Luciano Castillo, Kenninger Professor of Renewable Energy and Power Systems in Mechanical Engineering

My Unlikely Journey: From the Barrios of Los Angeles to the White House and the National Medal of Science.

  • Richard A. Tapia, University Professor, Rice University; Maxfield and Oshman Professorship in Engineering, Rice University; Adjunct Professor, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Houston; Director, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), Rice University; Director, Center for Excellence and Equity in Education, Rice University; Associate Director of Minority Affairs, Office of Graduate Studies, Rice University
Join the Keynote Address

7:00 PM

Conclusion & LATinE Fellows Social Hour - Breakout Rooms


FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020

BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE JOB!

12:30-1:00 PM

Prelude

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

1:00-1:50 PM

Keynote Panel: How to Get Early Career Research Funding?       

Introduction of the Moderator by:

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

Moderator:

  • Arvind Raman, Executive Associate Dean of the Faculty and Staff, College of Engineering

1:05-1:20 PM | Presentation by: National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Shahab Shojaei-Zadeh, Associate Program Director, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ENG/CBET) and Directorate for Engineering at National Science Foundation

1:20-1:35 PM | Presentation by: Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Ellen M. Robinson, Program Coordinator for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s (AFOSR) Science and Engineering Division, Physical and Biological Sciences Branch; and the Department of Defense (DoD) Program Manager for the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) Program

1:35-1:50 PM | Presentation by: Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Thomas C. Fu, SES, Head, Mission Capable, Persistent and Survivable Naval Platforms Department of the Office of Naval Research (ONR); Acting Director, Advanced Naval Platforms Division within the Mission Capable, Persistent and Survivable Naval Platforms Department, Office of Naval Research

1:50-2:05 PM | Presentation by: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

  • Joan M. Greve, Scientific Program Manager, Division of Interdisciplinary Training (DIDT) at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

2:05-2:15 PM

Q&A Session with LATinE Fellows

(Keynote Panel: How to Get Early Career Research Funding?)

Moderator:

  • Arvind Raman, Executive Associate Dean of the Faculty and Staff, College of Engineering

2:15-2:30 PM

Session Break

  • Marsha Freeland, Director, Faculty Success Programs, College of Engineering

2:30-5:30 PM

CLOSED SESSION: Success Strategies for New Faculty Members

Facilitators:

  • Richard M. Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • Rebecca Brent, President, Education Designs, Inc., Cary, North Carolina

5:30-5:45 PM

Conclusion

  • Arvind Raman, Executive Associate Dean of the Faculty and Staff, College of Engineering
  • Luciano Castillo, Kenninger Professor of Renewable Energy and Power Systems in Mechanical Engineering