SHI Founder, Dr. Mary Ann Leung, has been on the move! In April she attended the American Society of Engineering Education 2019 Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) conference in Washington, DC. She presented the paper “Sustainable Research Pathways: Building Connections across Communities to Diversify the National Laboratory Workforce”. The paper describes the Sustainable Research Pathways program results over the last 4 years, including significant impacts to student trajectories, faculty research and teaching, and Department of Energy (DOE) Berkeley Lab staff. The program recruits faculty from U.S. academic institutions to attend a matching workshop where they explore potential research collaborations with Berkeley Lab staff. Matched faculty develop joint research proposals to return to the lab with their students to conduct research the following summer. The program has provided opportunity for staff and faculty to broaden their research scope and for students to learn about DOE labs, get inspired, and explore opportunities. For more information see: SHI-SRP.
Also in April, Dr. Leung, visited the University of Washington in Seattle, her doctoral alma matter. Dr. Leung was honored to give the Women in Chemical Sciences annual lecture and visit with faculty, students, and staff. In May, Dr. Leung will visit San Diego State University to lead the “Pathways to Success” workshop and help computational science and engineering (CSE) students explore career options. She will also discuss opportunities for faculty and students to get involved in SHI programs during the CSE colloquium.