Pathways to Success Workshop: exploring challenges and identifying resources to help students, faculty, and professionals create a vision of success
Dr. Leung has been to a variety of venues to present her signature workshop aimed at encouraging students, faculty, and professionals to find and pursue their passion in science. This workshop provides insights and concrete approaches for navigating pathways to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career success. Incorporating individual reflection and discussion, the workshop helps participants develop fundamental representations and critical assessments of pathways through academia and towards fulfilling their aspirations in today’s technology-driven world. Participants visualize their pathways from the past through the present and into their future. They identify ways to find and recognize obstacles and techniques and resources to overcome them. This workshop is ideal for students seeking inspiration and guidance for achieving their dreams. Dr. Leung has presented this workshop at the Tapia Celebration in Computing conference, the SC09 Broader Engagement program, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, SIAM CSE15 Broader Engagement program, and most recently at the SIAM CSE17 Broader Engagement Program.
At SIAM CSE17, a new workshop was created to complement the Pathways to Success Workshop. The Paving the Road Ahead workshop, presented by Melissa Romanus-Abdelbaky, expands the concepts from the Pathways to Success workshop and focuses on the future. Centering on the concept of the journey of lifelong learning, this workshop helps participants create a vision for the future. This workshop helps participants identify why goals alone sometimes don’t get them where they want to go, and provides advice on how to adjust when unanticipated obstacles come up along the way. More information about the Paving the Road Ahead Workshop can be found here.