Initial Publication Date: July 3, 2018

2018 Symposium: Engineering A World of Difference: Convergence in Manufacturing

Sponsored by the NSF Broadening Participation in Engineering Program, it is the 10th offering in the Minority Faculty Development Workshop (MFDW) series and the fourth annual symposium under our current initiative, "Academic Career Enhancement for Underrepresented Faculty in Engineering."

The primary goal of the NSF MFDW series is to enhance the presence, socialization, retention and advancement of junior and mid-career faculty from underrepresented (African American, Native American and Hispanics) populations in engineering. We plan to achieve this goal via the following objectives:

  1. developing and implementing a holistic array of career development initiatives for underrepresented early and mid-career faculty; and
  2. conducting research on practices and policies impacting the progression and advancement of these faculty members.

We anticipate that these efforts will lead to an increase in the numbers of faculty from underrepresented populations in engineering, and enhance their career progression.

The 2018 Symposium: Engineering A World of Difference: Convergence in Manufacturing will focus on the concept of convergence and the role that it plays in innovation and manufacturing in the context of success in academic engineering.

Over a three day period, participants will have multiple opportunities to engage with peers, academic leaders, and experts to better understand and utilize concepts that guide strategic career advancement. The program will include novel "un-conference" open sessions that allow participants to help shape the workshop content.

Click here to see the preliminary agenda.

Target Audience: Early and mid-career underrepresented minority engineering faculty.