2010 Minority Faculty Development Workshop

The theme of the 2010 Minority Faculty Development Workshop was "Engineering Faculty Success". Tenure-track junior and mid-level engineering faculty in a U.S. four-year institution were encouraged to apply. 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. The workshop was sponsored by the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and took place from March 21st to 24th, 2010 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was co-organized by Georgia Tech and MIT. The target audience was members of underrepresented groups as defined by NSF (African-American, Hispanic or Native American).

Workshop Goal

Our goal was to provide promising underrepresented engineering faculty with tools successfully navigating the academic tenure-track and for ensuring 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. Both workshop and post-workshop activities are designed to develop a supportive community of researchers. During the workshop you will meet other African-American, Hispanic and Native American who are interested in advancing and thriving in academe. Everyone attending the workshop earns membership in the Minority Faculty Development Forum. The mission of the Minority Faculty Development Forum is to provide an ongoing mechanism to support to career development and retention of junior faculty and to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in science and engineering.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: January 18, 2010
  • Acceptance Notification: January 29, 2010
  • Airline & Hotel Registration Deadline: February 12, 2010
  • Workshop: March 21-24, 2010

Travel Arrangements

The MFD Workshop took place at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Participant housing and travel was paid for by the workshop sponsors. Upon acceptance to the workshop, applicants were given necessary information to make their travel and hotel arrangements.

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