Trailblazers Agenda


Monday, July 22
Dress: Business Casual
Time Event Location
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Travel and Arrival to Purdue, Check into First Street Towers Registration First Street Towers
4:45 - 5:00 PM Gather for Dinner Convergence Center Lobby & Innovation Room
5:00 - 5:15 PM Welcome and Introduction of Dean Raman and TBE Steering Committee
5:15 - 5:30 PM Release Tables for Dinner
5:30 - 7:30 PM Meet the Fellows!
Tuesday, July 23
Dress: Business Professional
Time Event Location
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast Convergence Center
8:30 - 10:00 AM Why Choose a Career in Academia?
10:00 - 10:10 AM Break
10:10 - 11:40 AM Academic Career Pathways & Early Career Experiences
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 PM Keynote Speaker - Makola Abdullah, President of Virginia State University
2:00 - 2:15 PM Break
2:15 - 4:00 PM Head's Panel Session 1: Key Components of a Strong Application Package
4:00 - 4:10 PM Break
4:10 - 5:55 PM Head's Panel Session 2: Preparing to Interview, Negotiating Your Best Salary and Start Up Package
6:00 PM Dinner
Wednesday, July 24
Dress: Business Professional
Time Event Location
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast Convergence Center
8:30 - 11:30 AM Success Strategies for New Faculty (Richard Felder & Rebecca Brent)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 PM Keynote Speaker - Rebecca Doerge, Provost at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2:30 - 2:40 PM Break
2:40 - 2:55 PM Travel via bus to Armstrong Hall for Poster Session Armstrong Hall of Engineering
2:55 - 3:10 PM Group Photo outside of ARMS Atrium
3:30 - 5:30 PM Poster Session
5:30 - 5:45 PM Walk to Mackey / Spurgeon Club
5:45 - 6:30 PM Arrival & Cocktail Reception Spurgeon Club Mackey Arena
6:30 - 9:15 PM Celebration Dinner
9:30 - 9:45 PM Return via bus to First Street Towers
Thursday, July 25
Dress: Business Casual
Time Event Location
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast Convergence Center
8:30 - 11:30 AM Securing Early Career Research Funding Panel:
  • Office of Navel Research
  • National Science Foundation
  • Airforce of Scientific Research
  • Department of Energy
  • National Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
11:30 AM Conclusion
12:00 PM Check out of First Street Towers
Opportunity to visit other areas of campus