Future Faculty Workshop

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June 21 – 23, 2022

The 2022 FFW Diverse Leaders for the Future workshop will provide mentorship to senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows aspiring to become independent academic researchers in the broad areas of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, and Polymer Science, with a focus on soft materials and biomaterials.  Eminent professors and workshop alums will cover topics such as the faculty application process, interviewing, proposal writing, networking, choosing research directions, research management, and publication/presentation skills.  The workshop will include numerous discussions, breakout sessions, and active-learning scenarios, and a mentee/mentor ratio of 3:1 will be maintained to encourage personalized mentoring.  Applications from minorities, women, and other groups underrepresented in science and engineering are especially encouraged.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: An application should consist of a single PDF file containing: 1) CV – two page maximum and 2) a personal statement of research interests and career goals – one page maximum. The applicant also should arrange for one or more faculty members to submit a recommendation letter. The application materials and recommendation letters should be submitted via email to FutureFacultyWorkshop2022@gmail.com by May 1, 2022.

Check-in 6/21

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Courtyard Marriott

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

6/21 Program

5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Courtyard Marriott

Workshop includes Dinner & Evening Reception 

6/22 Program

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Clayton Hall

Workshop includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

6/23 Program

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Clayton Hall

Workshop includes Breakfast & Lunch 

Co-Director of Future Faculty Workshop
2022

Thomas H. Epps, III

Professor, University of Delaware

Co-Director of Future Faculty Workshop
2022

Rodney Priestley

Professor, Princeton University

Co-Director of Future Faculty Workshop
2022

Herdeline (Digs) Ardoña

Assistant Professor, UC Irvine

Co-Director of Future Faculty Workshop
2022

LaShanda T.J. Korley

Professor, University of Delaware

Co-Director of Future Faculty Workshop
2022

Emily Pentzer

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Future Faculty Workshop is an initiative (pending official award) of the
National Science Foundation

Sponsors

We are grateful for generous workshop support provided by:

  • National Science Foundation (pending official award)
  • University of Delaware (Center for Research in Soft matter and Polymers; Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials; Center for Plastics Innovation)
  • Texas A&M University (Departments of Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Princeton University
  • University of California, Irvine (Center for Complex and Active Materials)