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Meeting 2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Beyond Apprenticeship: Navigating the Stages of Academia
Sponsorship TMS: Education Committee
Organizer(s) Alexis C. Lewis, National Science Foundation
Suveen N. Mathaudhu, Colorado School of Mines
Michael Groeber, The Ohio State University
Scope The transition to an academic research career, whether from graduate school or another industry or sector, includes adaptation to new sets of customs and practices. While research , teaching and service are often suggested as the “tripod” a successful academic career, advancement also relies on an understanding of how to navigate the transition, from working with funding agencies, to building strong collaborations, to fully participating in the research community. This symposium presents insights from researchers, administrators, and others who have navigated this process, with the aim of strengthening the community networks for those navigating the transition to an academic research career.

Topics will include, but will not be limited to:

Identifying funding sources
Strategies for proposal preparation and pitfalls to avoid
Transitioning to academic research from government labs, industry, or other sectors
Building a mentoring network
Student and post-doc mentoring approaches
Publishing tactics
Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion
Sharing your work with a general audience

Speakers are expected to include representatives from government funding agencies, public affairs, and internal accountability offices, as well as researchers with a broad range of insights and perspectives from academia and beyond.

Abstracts Due 07/17/2022
Proceedings Plan Planned:

A Field Guide for Becoming an Assistant Professor
Beyond Apprenticeship: How to “Know” Your Audience
Beyond Apprenticeship: Transforming Your Academic Jargon into Plain Language
Comparing Leadership Perspectives at a National Laboratory and a University: Transition to Academia
Engagement with DoD Program Managers
Leveraging the Entanglement of Big Business, Entrepreneurship and Research to Build a Career in Academia
Mental Health of a Diverse and Inclusive Academic Community
Navigating Academia from Industry and a National Laboratory
Navigating the Proposal Process at the National Science Foundation
Research Integrity Investigations at the NSF Office of Inspector General
The Early Days of Faculty Life: Balancing the Tripod

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