JANUARY 15–18, 2009

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Travel Arrangements

Participants will be lodged at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center and travel will be arranged through Travel Incorporated. Housing and travel will be covered by our NSF grant for all participants with the exception of local travel to and from the airport and incidentals such as meals which will be provided. Further details on making travel arrangements will be provided upon acceptance.

2009 Minority Faculty Development Workshop

The theme of the 2009 Minority Faculty Development Workshop was Building Tomorrow's Engineering Faculty Today and the target audience was members of underrepresented groups as defined by NSF (African-American, Hispanic or Native American) holding graduate assistant or postdoctoral appointments in a U.S. four-year institution. Through a series of carefully crafted and tailored sessions and activities, participants became more knowledgeable and better able to navigate the path to career success as an engineering faculty member.

Workshop goal: To provide promising faculty candidates from underrepresented communities with developmental tools for securing tenure-track academic positions and for their retention and advancement in academe.

A select group of scholars was chosen from a national pool of applicants.

Why Attend?

The MFD Workshop is more than just a workshop. The combination of pre- and post-conference activities is designed to develop a supportive community of researchers. During the workshop you will meet other African-American, Hispanic and Native American advanced graduate students and postdocs who, like you, are interested in pursuing a faculty career.

Everyone attending the workshop earns membership in the Minority Faculty Development Forum. (Joining the MFDF facebook groups is especially encouraged.)


  • Application: December 15th, 2008
  • Notification: December 22nd, 2008

The 2009 Minority Faculty Development Workshop was sponsored by the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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