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Meeting MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium ACerS/TMS Emerging Faculty Symposium
Sponsorship ACerS Education and Professional Development Council
TMS: Education Committee
Organizer(s) Ashley M. Hilmas, Air Force Research Laboratory
Tessa Davey, Tohoku University
Victoria M. Miller, University of Florida
Scope The Education and Professional Development Council of the American Ceramic Society and the Education Committee of TMS present this symposium to provide an opportunity for future and new faculty members to develop both their technical and “soft skills.” Major topics will include mentorship, teaching, grant writing and management, communication, and developing long-term career goals. Senior faculty and emerging junior faculty leaders will discuss best practices and lessons learned. Both research-intensive and teaching-intensive programs will be discussed. Contributions in any of the following areas (or related topics) are of interest:

- How to find mentors
- How to mentor students

Teaching Skills
- Class design
- How to write a syllabus
- Teaching to a diverse audience and different learning styles

Networking and Grant writing
- Society involvement and opportunities
- International collaboration

- Advocacy and negotiation: salary, student funding, representation
- How to work with different communication styles
- Best advising practices

Developing long-term career goals
- How to set up a lab, a safety culture, a positive group culture
- Budgeting skills
- How to create an application package

Abstracts Due 05/15/2022
Proceedings Plan Undecided

A Department Chair Perspective on the Faculty Search Process
Building Compassion and Human Bridges through Research Collaborations
Contributing to Academic Culture as Individuals
Funding, Mentoring and Broadening Participation: Opportunities and Pathways
Integrating Scientific Writing into Undergraduate Level Traditional Engineering Courses
Life-Lessons from a Career Spent Interacting with International Professional Societies and Research Collaborations
Navigating the National Science Foundation - Tips for Early Career Faculty and Researchers
Successfully Transitioning from a Teaching-Intensive to a Research-Intensive University while on the Tenure-Track
The STEM Ambassador Program: Engaging Materials Scientists with Public Groups – Where They Live, Work, Recreate, and Gather

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