NSF Sponsored Workshop – ACADEME – Mississippi State University

This is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to provide Professional Preparation of Underrepresented Minority PhD’s and Post-Docs for a Career in Engineering Academia.  Two training sessions have been held, with the first at The University of Akron in 2017 and the second at the University of Houston in 2018. In 2019, the NSF ACADEME Workshop will be held at Mississippi State University.  Participation is not restricted to US citizens;  anyone with a valid/appropriate visa can apply. Stipends are available to also cover transportation.

ACADEME (Advancing Careers in Academics with Diversity Education and Mentorship in Engineering) Fellows will enhance skills for successful academic careers:

  • Sample skills for success in teaching
    • Writing a teaching philosophy
    • Developing syllabi – mini lecture
    • Assessment tools for learning outcomes, classroom management, strategies for embracing diversity in the classroom and academic integrity.
  • Sample skills for success in research
    • Negotiating a start up package
    • Starting a research laboratory
    • Developing proposal budget
  • Addressing reviewer concerns: Proposals & journals

Key information for 2019:

  • Applications due March 1 2019
  • Summer Workshop will be held June 3-June 13, meals and on-campus housing provided
  • Stipends and travel grants are available
  • Participants must be PhD student or post-doc in engineering. NSF defines underrepresented groups in engineering as women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities.

Apply here.

For more information, please refer the flyer.

For any queries, contact stone@me.msstate.edu