2012 NSF Minority Faculty Development Workshop: Engineering Enterprise and Innovation

Georgia Institute of Technology

March 15-18, 2012

Unless otherwise specified below, all events will take place in Auditorium 222 of the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, 84 5th Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30308.

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Thursday, March 15

3:00-5:00 pm Registration

Lobby, Georgia Tech Hotel

Workshop participants who arrive after 5:00 pm will pick up their packets at the Academy of Medicine.

6:00-9:00 pm Welcome Reception and National Faculty Collaborative Research Poster Competition

Historic Academy of Medicine
875 West Peachtree Street, Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30309

Welcome Remarks:
Stephen E. Cross, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Tech
Gary May, Dean, College of Engineering, Georgia Tech
Gilda Barabino, Professor and Associate Chair, Georgia Tech
Valerie Taylor, Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor, Texas A&M University

Juried poster session focuses on collaboration and innovation and potential academic-industrial partnerships

Friday, March 16

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast

9:00-9:30 am Welcome, Introductions and Workshop Overview

G.P. "Bud" Peterson, President, Georgia Tech
Raphael Bras, Provost, Georgia Tech
Gilda Barabino, Professor and Associate Chair, Georgia Tech

9:45-11:45 am Tenure and beyond (two parallel sessions)

Pre-tenure Panel

Global Learning Center, Auditorium 222

Moderator: Stephanie Adams, Professor and Head, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Robin Coger, Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
Iris Rivero, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University
Andrew Williams, Chair and Associate Professor, Spelman College

Post-tenure Panel

Global Learning Center, Room 327

Moderator: Ravi Bellamkonda, Associate Vice President for Research, Georgia Tech

Adjo Akpene Amekudzi, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech
William M. Reichert, Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Ph.D. Education, Duke University

Session focuses on navigation of promotion and tenure (pre-tenure faculty) and leverage of tenure status (post-tenure faculty) to advance research, promote the development of young scholars, and understand how to provide intellectual and administrative leadership

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch - Global Learning Center, Atrium

Speaker Introduction: Samuel Graham, Jr.

"Engineering Education for the 21st Century Engineer"
Monica Cox, Associate Professor, Purdue University

Presentation focuses on new trends in engineering education

1:00-3:00 pm Federal funding opportunities

Moderator: Reginald DesRoches

Luke Achenie, Program Director, Division of Chemical, Bioegineering, Environmental, and Transportation Systems, National Science Foundation
Richard Baird, Director, Division of Interdisciplinary Training, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Omnia El-Hakim, Program Director of Diversity and Outreach, National Science Foundation
Juan Figueroa, Program Director SBIR, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnership, National Science Foundation
Theresa Maldonado, Director, Division of Engineering Education and Centers, National Science Foundation
Malathi Srivatsan, Former AAAS Fellow and Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University

Session focuses on recognition and cultivation of funding resources.

3:00-3:15 pm Break

3:15-4:00 pm Education for Entrepreneurship

Speaker Introduction: Tequila Harris

Mary White, Chairperson, Department of Entrepreneurship and Professional Development, Jackson State University

6:30 pm Time allotted for networking

6:30-9:00 pm Dean's Banquet

The Biltmore Ballrooms
817 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308

Keynote speaker: Jacqueline Royster, Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Tech

Saturday, March 17

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast

8:00-8:30 am Opening Remarks

Gilda Barabino, Professor and Associate Chair, Georgia Tech
Sue Van, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coulter Foundation:
Elias Caro, Vice President – Technology Development, Coulter Foundation

8:30–9:30 am Translational Research: from bench to patent

Moderator: Charles Isbell

Introductory Remarks: Mitchell Walker, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech

Featured Speakers:
Ajit Yoganathan, Associate Chair for Research, Georgia Tech
Seth Marder, Professor, Georgia Tech

Session focus: Defining your research towards product development and developing a balance between academic and entrepreneurial pursuits. Also, how does university technology transfer work?

9:30-10:30 am Intellectual Property 101

Speaker Introduction: Manu Platt

Ryan A. Schneider, Partner, Troutman Sanders

Session includes a 101 overview of invention disclosure, patents and how to protect your intellectual property.

10:30 am Break

10:45-11:15 am Conflict of Interest

Speaker Introduction: Manu Platt

Jeff Steltzer, Director, Conflict of interest Management, Georgia Tech

11:15-12:15 pm Entrepreneurship: from patent to company

Moderator: Michelle Dawson

Guillermo Ameer, Professor, Northwestern University
Suman Das, Professor, Georgia Tech
Paul Judge, Executive Chairman, Pindrop Security
Nina Sawczuk, Director, Startup Services adn General Manager, Advanced Technology Development Center
Levi Thompson, Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

In this panel session, real world examples of company formation from University-based IP will be discussed. Questions to be answered: What type of company fits your end goals: lifestyle, licensing opportunity, or VC-funded growth company? How do you balance your new responsibilities?

12:15-1:15 pm Lunch - Global Learning Center, Atrium

1:15-1:45 pm Non-dilutive funding opportunities (SBIR/STTR funds)

Speaker Introduction: Tequila Harris

Julie Turner Collins, Director Georgia FAST (Federal and State Technology Partnership)

1:45-2:45 pm Other funding opportunities (company and venture capital)

Speaker Introduction: Tequila Harris

Stephen Snowdy, Venture Capitalist

2:45 pm Break

3:00-4:30 pm Innovation and entrepreneurship interactive roundtable

Wayne Hodges Room, Centergy Building
75 5th Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308

Jilda Garton: Industry Contracts
Peter Hernandez and Jihan Jenkins: Intellectual Property
Penny Northcutt and Deidra Poucher: FDA Regulations and Commercialization
Patrick Reed: Technology Transfer
Nina Sawczuk: Finding a VC/Company Creation
Lynn Scott: Ancillary Agreements
Stephen Snowdy: Venture Capital
Jeff Steltzer: Conflict of Interest Management
Julie Turner Collins: SBIR/STTR
Nuno Vaz: Working with Industry

4:30-6:30 pm Hosted reception with entrepreneurs

Atrium, Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
315 Ferst Drive Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30332

This roundtable and entrepreneur hosted reception is designed to provide more targeted mentoring on innovation, academic-industry interaction, translational research, and entrepreneurship will involve academic and economic development leaders in discussions with participants. A series of round-table discussions lead by subject matter experts and leaders will enable participants to select the most relevant topics, ask deeper questions, and engage in facilitated discussions with the other participants.

Sunday, March 18

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

8:30-10:30 am Art of career innovation: creating your own innovation microsystem

Speaker Introduction: Ayanna Howard

Pamela McCauley Bush, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

Session focuses on leveraging interactions and collaborations with colleagues, administrators, industry experts and other networks to advance academic, research and career goals. Participants will explore strategies to persuade, secure resources, cultivate advocates and create leadership opportunities

10:30 am Break

11:00-12:30 pm Work-Life Balance for Engineers: 2 x 5 Practices for Managing Your Life, Your Time, and Yourself

Speaker Introduction: Edward Botchwey

Susan Robison, Principal, Professor Destressor

Do you feel overwhelmed by how to manage the many demands of your job and still have a life? You are not alone. Most early career academics struggle to meet their responsibilities, personal and professional. While some figure out how to do so by midcareer, many do not. Sadly, these talented people either leave the field or stay in the field but become disillusioned and burned out. You don't need to struggle to figure it out. In this lively workshop, you will learn 10 of the best practices of Peak Performing Faculty, two from each of five categories: general work- life balance, teaching, research, service, and home life.

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

Crafting Your Professorial Brand

Speaker Introduction: Samuel Graham, Jr.

Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost, Wellesley College

Session focuses on understanding the personal brand called "Professor You" and how that brand can be leveraged to advance career development. Your brand is what distinguishes you from your colleagues and brings added value to your work and your career. Sessions goals are for participants to learn to: 1) identify and create a professorial brand, 2) cultivate a brand that is unique and recognizable, and 3) identify social media and other tools that facilitate brand development. Session outcomes will include increased participant awareness of the importance of an accessible professorial brand and strategies for quick brand development.

1:30-2:30 pm Evaluation and wrap up

Gilda Barabino, Professor and Associate Chair, Georgia Tech
Susan Geier, Assessment and Evaluation Consultant