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Friday, April 22, 2022, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2022

Registration : https://forms.gle/KAeC1C4fyNxtVQY66

Meeting Format: Virtual, by registration only

Contact Persons:

Arezoo Sadrinezhad, Fresno State, asadrinezhad@csufresno.edu
Maryam Nazari, Cal State LA, mnazar12@calstatela.edu
Feruza Amirkulova, San Jose State University, feruza.amirkulova@sjsu.edu
Liz Thompson, Cal Poly SLO, lschleme@calpoly.edu

More Info: Flyer

Speakers:
Nancy Warter-Perez
Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
CSU Los Angeles
Topic: Academic Leadership


Lily Laiho
Department Chair and Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Navigating Tenure


Lynne Slivovsky
Department Chair and Professor, Computer Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Open Discussion


Charlene Birdsong
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Developing Research


Kristen O’Halloran Cardinal
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Building a Network


Magdalini Eirinaki
Professor, Program Director, Computer Engineering 
San Jose State University
Topic: Transitioning from Associate to Full


Sonya Lopez
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
CSU Los Angeles 
Topic: Fostering an Inclusive Environment for URM Faculty in Engineering


Rebekah Oulton
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Guidance on Teaching


Ayca Erdogan
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
San Jose State University
Topic: Transitioning from Assistant to Associate


Zoulikha Mouffak
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
CSU Fresno
Topic: Student Mentoring


Maria Chierichetti
Assstant Professor, Aerospace Engineering
San Jose State University
Topic: Work-Life Balance


Jennifer Peuker
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Navigating the Two-Body Problem

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST

Meeting Format: Virtual

(https://fresnostate.zoom.us/j/81637726813?pwd=WjBMc09LWTc1dkUzblUyZkhSa09LQT09

Pass code: KIND)

Registration Deadline: July, 25 2022

Please fill out the Google form. (Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/KqFwqsAkxVDD4KAy7)

Contact Persons:

Arezoo Sadrinezhad, Fresno State, asadrinezhad@csufresno.edu
Maryam Nazari, Cal State LA, mnazar12@calstatela.edu
Feruza Amirkulova, San Jose State University, feruza.amirkulova@sjsu.edu
Liz Thompson, Cal Poly SLO, lschleme@calpoly.edu

More info: Flyer

Speakers:
Dr. Sheryl Ehrman
Dean, Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
San Jose State University
Topic: Leadership in Academia


Dr. Vivien Luo
Associate Professor, Construction Management 
Fresno State
Topic: Proposal Writing


Dr. Emily Allen
Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, Chemical and Materials Engineering
CSU Los Angeles
Topic: Getting an Academic Job in the CSU System (for post-docs and PhD Students)


Dr. Arezoo Khodayari
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
CSU Los Angeles
Topic: Navigating Tenure


Dr. Maryam Nazari
Assistant Professor, Structural Engineering
CSU Los Angeles


Dr. Liz Thompson
Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Developing Engineering Education Research


Dr. Tali Freed
Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Attaining Full Professorship


Dr. Maria Pantoja
Associate Professor, Computer Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Challenges faced by foreign-born/foreign-trained faculty


Dr. Phoenix (Dongfeng) Fang
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Challenges faced by minority faculty

Dr. Lalita Oka
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering  
Fresno State
Topic: Transitioning from a lecturer position to a tenure-track position

Friday, Nov 18, 2022, 3:00– 5:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Nov 15, 2022

Registration: https://forms.gle/LnfgYbNzrDdXy9s88

Meeting Format: Virtual, by registration only

Contact Persons:

Arezoo Sadrinezhad, Fresno State, asadrinezhad@csufresno.edu
Maryam Nazari, Cal State LA, mnazar12@calstatela.edu
Feruza Amirkulova, San Jose State University, feruza.amirkulova@sjsu.edu
Liz Thompson, Cal Poly SLO, lschleme@calpoly.edu

Speakers:
Dr. Susamma Barua
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
CSU Fullerton
Topic: Leadership in Academia


Dr. Deborah Won
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
CSU Los Angeles
Topic: Navigating tenure/early career advice


Dr. Winncy Du
Professor, Mechanical Engineering 
San Jose State University
Topic: Work-Life Balance


Dr. Vivien Luo
Associate Professor, Construction Management 
Fresno State
Topic: Proposal Writing


Dr. Mónica Palomo
Professor, Civil Engineering
Cal Poly Pomona
Topic: Building a research network


Dr. Liz Thompson
Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Cal Poly
Topic: Developing Engineering Education Research

Friday, April 28, 2023, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: April 21, 2023

Registration: https://forms.gle/Dq1aLbp7AEJAfhCo6

Meeting Format: Virtual, by registration only

Contact Persons:

Arezoo Sadrinezhad, Fresno State, asadrinezhad@csufresno.edu
Maryam Nazari, Cal State LA, mnazar12@calstatela.edu
Feruza Amirkulova, San Jose State University, feruza.amirkulova@sjsu.edu
Liz Thompson, Cal Poly SLO, lschleme@calpoly.edu

Speakers:
Jane Dong
Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering/Electrical Engineering 
CSU Bakersfield
Topic: Leadership in Academia


Shokoufeh Mirzaei
Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Cal Poly Pomona
Topic: Navigating Tenure


D'Aungillique Jackson
Staff Coordinator
Fresno State
Topic: Overcoming Bias and Discrimination in Engineering


Wencen Wu
Associate Professor, Computer Engineering
San Jose State University
Topic: Proposal Writing


Gustavo Menezes
Professor, Computer Science and Technology
CSU Los Angeles
Topic: Engineering Education Research


Kimberly Stillmaker
Associate Professor, Civil and Geomatics Engineering
Fresno State
Topic: Imposter Syndrome

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Aug 10, 2023

Registration: https://forms.gle/2NwtbRFmoyzMa7WFA

Meeting Format: Virtual, by registration only

Contact Persons:

Arezoo Sadrinezhad, Fresno State, asadrinezhad@csufresno.edu
Maryam Nazari, Cal State LA, mnazar12@calstatela.edu
Feruza Amirkulova, San Jose State University, feruza.amirkulova@sjsu.edu
Liz Thompson, Cal Poly SLO, lschleme@calpoly.edu

Speakers:
Susan Barua
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
CSU Fullerton
Topic: Leadership in Academia


Sheryl Ehrman
Dean, Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
San Jose State University
Topic: Proposal Writing


Winncy Du
Professor, Mechanical Engineering 
San Jose State University
Topic: Getting an academic job in the CSU system (for post-docs and PhD students)


Corey Bowen
Professor, Computer Science and Technology
CSU Los Angeles
Topic: Developing Engineering Education


Jill Speece
Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Cal Poly 
Topic: Transitioning from a lecturer position to a tenure-track position

Friday, Dec 1, 2023, 1:00– 3:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Nov 27, 2023

Registration: https://forms.gle/XxmLKx7f5oLo2eig6

Meeting Format: Virtual, by registration only

Contact Persons:

Arezoo Sadrinezhad, Fresno State, asadrinezhad@csufresno.edu
Maryam Nazari, Cal State LA, mnazar12@calstatela.edu
Feruza Amirkulova, San Jose State University, feruza.amirkulova@sjsu.edu
Liz Thompson, Cal Poly SLO, lschleme@calpoly.edu