SEEDS: Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success

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Upcoming Events

UM-wide events

COACh Workshop with Dr. Sandra Shullman

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Iron Arrow Room, Student Activities Center
9:00AM-4:00PM
RSVP


Engineering

SEEDS You Choose: Dr. Narayan Mandayam

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

McArthur Engineering Annex, Rm 202
3:30-4:30PM
RSVP here

Engineering Mentoring Event: Dr. Ruth David

Monday, April 28, 2014

McArthur Engineering Building, Rm 289
1:30-2:30PM
RSVP here


SEEDS Focus Group
contact Helena Solo-Gabrielle

 

RSMAS

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Paul Okubo

Monday, April 14, 2014

SLAB Seminar Room, S/A103
3:15-4:15PM
RSVP here


SEEDS You Choose: A Workshop on Communicating Science

Friday, April 11, 2014

Abess Seminar Room (Ungar 230)
9:00AM-6:00PM
RSVP here


Medical Campus

Demystifying the Legal System: Medical Malpractice Workshop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Berrocal Auditorium, Medical Campus
900 NW 17th Street
5:30-7:00PM
RSVP by April 8, 2014



Arts & Sciences

Neuroimaging Workshop: MRI Basics and Applications

Monday, April 28, 2014
Flipse 536
9:00AM-5:00PM
RSVP here



History of SEEDS

The National Academies report Beyond Bias and Barriers, chaired by President Donna E. Shalala, documented that, despite advances in the proportion of women and other underrepresented minorities in science and engineering graduate programs, relatively few become successful faculty. Accordingly, the University of Miami Provost Tom LeBlanc established a University-level SEEDS office as a focus for diversity programs across all three UM campuses. SEEDS orchestrates grass-roots efforts to study and improve climate and policies and has an NSF ADVANCE award for programs designed to increase opportunities for ALL scientists and engineers at UM.

SEEDS You Choose Leadership Awards

The next applications are due November 20, 2013.
Download the application, with examples of winning projects
Click here for a representative NSF-style CV.

About the award: The SEEDS "You Choose" program makes several annual awards of $2,500 each. The competition targets tenure track and research track faculty, to support activities designed to improve the environment for the career satisfaction and success of a diverse faculty. The type of activity is not pre-specified: For instance you may propose to mount a career skills event, develop a seminar series, take advantage of a leadership opportunity, visit another lab to establish collaborations, bring in a speaker or collaborator, or fund personal research or publication, course buy-out, etc. The activity is up to you: You Choose!

Eligibility: Applications are limited to faculty with tenure- or research-track appointments. Proposals are welcome from all units in RSMAS, Engineering, Miller School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences. Applications focusing on research must be pursing basic (not clinical) research. Those focusing on developing career resources for a community are welcome regardless of research area.


Featured Resources: Also see Resources and UM links
List of SEEDS activities: from 2008 to present, organized by school: download to see the kinds of things we do! NEW
University of Miami Climate Survey , Brief preview of results, ppt (700 KB)
Informal audience participation survey from 2009 SEEDS Dinner with the President pptx (1.1 MB)
For undergraduate women Online Mentors to Guide Women into the Sciences piazza.com/witson
How to write a successful NSF Career grant: Click here for resources from our workshop
Speed Mentoring
pdf (5.3 MB) on how to mount an event, and what it accomplishes.
Newsletter 2010 (pdf 1.5 MB), Newsletter 2009, a tribute to our speed mentors (pdf 760 KB)
View video of the Directors of SEEDS and the Center for Humanities discussing a new play about Madame Curie (The Radiant by Shirley Lauro)
Career survival reading list (pdf 42 KB)
Scholarly studies

Best Practices
Featured joke

SEEDS is on the NSF ADVANCE portal.
Resources from the UM library supporting SEEDS


Featured Events



SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award Presents: A Workshop on Communicating Science

Friday, April 11, 2014
Abess Seminar Room (Ungar 230 C/D)
9:00AM-6:00PM

Data communication across audiences and across disciplines using tools such as infographics and techniques such as combining datasets to perform interdisciplinary and cross cutting research is a skill often overlooked in education of young scientists.    SEEDS and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy are sponsoring a workshop for scientists and engineers across disciplines and across career levels.  Alberto Cairo, Clay Ewing, Lien B. Tran, Hiram Henriquez, Kathryn Tosney, Caitlin Augustin, and Dan Cathcart will lead a series of sessions on data analysis, visualization, gaming, infographics and R with the focus on providing tools to communicate your results to lay audiences. 

Register here

Working lunch and coffee breaks will be provided by Chartwells.  A reception will follow the workshop. 

Space is limited to 30 participants.

For more information please contact Marisa Hightower, SEEDS Program Manager, at 305-284-3988 or mhightower@bio.miami.edu.


SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award Presents: Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Paul Okubo
Into the Second Century of Seismology at Active Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Monday, April 14, 2014
SLAB Seminar (S/A 103), RSMAS Campus
3:15-4:15PM

In 1913, Thomas A. Jaggar established the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory at the rim of Kilauea Volcano's summit caldera.  Jaggar had recognized the value of studying active volcanism via consistent and long-term monitoring and observation at an active volcanism via consisten and long-term monitoring and observation at an active volcano, and he chose Kilauea because of a persistently active lava lake within its summit caldera  Kilauea's eruptions, including since 2008 another lava lake in the summit caldera, provide unique opportunities for exploring and understanding volcanic processes.  Beyond simply tracking seismicity for potentially valuable clues as to when and where eruptions might occur, a principal seismological goal is to obtain physically reasonable descriptions of volcanic seismic sources.  Understanding seismic activity as it relates to Hawaii's active volcanism improves insights into both volcanic and earthquake behaviors and hazards.  Hawaii's abundant collection and complexity of seismicity invite the application of a range of seismological tools, as well as necessitate their merging to arrive at intended improved interpretations.  Examples of these will be presented, including precise relative relocation of earthquake hypnocenters, seismic earthquake arrival time tomography, and moment tensor inversion. 

Sponsored by a SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award to Dr. Guoqing Lin, Assistant Professor, Marine Geology and Geophysics.  For more information, please contact Marisa Hightower, SEEDS Program Manager, at mhightower@bio.miami.edu. 

Register for this workshop here

SEEDS Presents: COACh Leadership Workshop with Dr. Sandra Shullman

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Iron Arrow Room, Student Activities Center (Gables Campus)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SEEDS will host a COACh Leadership workshop with Dr. Sandra Shullman.  Space is limited to 15 participants (Faculty).  

Please RSVP here by April 8, 2014.

COACh is a grass-roots organization working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies.

Sandra (Sandy) Shullman, Ph.D. has had a distinguished career working with senior executives and executive teams in a wide range of national and multi-national organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, BP, Deutsche Bank, Lafarge, Siemens, UBS, Nationwide, BankOneChase, and Ingersoll Rand.

In addition to over fifteen years of executive leadership of an organizational and behavioral healthcare firm, Dr. Shullman served as Director of Managerial Effectiveness Programs at the Center for Creative Leadership, where she led major projects involving performance management and executive and managerial effectiveness.

For further information, please contact Marisa Hightower, SEEDS Program Manager, at (305) 284-3988 or mhightower@bio.miami.edu.

SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award Presents:
Demystifying the Legal System: Medical Malpractice Workshop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Berrocal Auditorium, Medical Campus
900 NW 17th Street
5:30-7:00PM

Residents and fellow surgeons in surgical specialties are focused on developing examination skills, learning about surgical techniques and managing a multitude of life-threatening diagnoses when, out of the blue, a nondescript white envelop appears in the mailbox with a subpoena inside.  Without fail panic sets in and the question arises, "Now what do I do?"

This workshop will feature an interactive case study discussion on the subpoena and deposition process as well as discuss medical malpractice.  Following the case study, the participants are invited to role-play in a mock deposition with one of the attorneys on the panel.  A SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award to Dr. Kara Cavuoto, Assistant Professor of Clinical Opthalmology, sponsors this workshop. 

This workshop is open to all trainees and junior faculty from the Medical and Law Schools.  For more information, please contact Marisa Hightower, SEEDS Program Manager, at mhightower@bio.miami.edu. 

Register for this workshop by April 8, 2014 here.  Space is limited to 50 participants. 

SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award Presents: Dr. Narayan Mandayam, Rutgers University
Towards Uncovering the DNA of Silicon Brains

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
McArthur Engineering Annex 202
3:30-4:30PM

Dr. Narayan Mandayam is currently the Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar at Rutgers University.  He conducts research on wireless data transmission with emphasis on techniques for cognitive radio networks and their implications for spectrum policy.  Dr. Mandayam's research focuses on system modeling and performance, signal processing, and radio resource management for enabling wireless technologies to support various applications.  He has been involved in interdisciplinary research related to cognitive psychology and wireless networks and is a recipient of the 2014 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award. 

Sponsored by a SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award to Dr. Walid Saad, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering.  For more information, please contact Marisa Hightower, SEEDS Program Manager, at mhightower@bio.miami.edu. 

Register for this workshop here


SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award Presents:
Neuroimaging Workshop: MRI Basics and Applications

Tuesday, April 28, 2014
Flipse 536, Gables Campus
9:00AM-5:00PM

Several investigators in the community will provide an introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and share their current and future research ideas.   Sponsored by a SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award to Dr. Jennifer Britton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, the Department of Psychology and the College of Arts & Sciences. 

This workshop is open to all faculty, postdoctoral associates and graduate students.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Britton, j.britton@miami.edu or Marisa Hightower, SEEDS Program Manager, at mhightower@bio.miami.edu. 

Register for this workshop here.  Space is limited to 96 participants.

SEEDS/College of Engineering Mentoring Event
Dr. Ruth David, President/CEO, Analytic Services, Inc.

Monday, April 28, 2014
McArthur Engineering Building, Room 289
1:30PM-2:30PM

RSVP here

SEEDS Co-Sponsored Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Ruth Divd, President/CEO of Analytic Services, Inc. Dr. Rose, will present a seminar entitled, "Building Resilient Socio-Technical Systems."  Dr. David’s nonprofit corporation operates the Homeland Security Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and ANSER, which support national security missions.  Her presentation is scheduled for Monday, April 28, 2014 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM in the McArthur Engineering Annex, Room MEA 202.  For more information, please contact Marisol Pernas at (305) 284-2471 or mpernas@miami.edu. 

Prior to the seminar, SEEDS will be hosting a mentoring event in the Dean’s Conference Room, McArthur Engineering Building, Room 289 from 1:30-2:30PM.   To RSVP for the SEEDS mentoring event prior to the seminar, please click visit www.as.miami.edu/SEEDS.

For more information please contact Marisa Hightower, SEEDS Program Manager, at 305-284-3988 or mhightower@bio.miami.edu.

SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award Presents:
Neuroimaging Workshop: AFNI Workshop

Tuesday, April 29 - Thursday, May 1, 2014
Flipse 535, Gables Campus
9:00AM-5:00PM
(Thursday will end at noon)

The developers of Analysis for Neuroimages (AFNI) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) will teach a 2.5 day hands-on workshop.  Sponsored by a SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award to Dr. Jennifer Britton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, the Department of Psychology and the College of Arts & Sciences. 

This workshop is open to all faculty, postdoctoral associates and graduate students.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Britton, j.britton@miami.edu or Marisa Hightower, SEEDS Program Manager, at mhightower@bio.miami.edu. 

Space is limited to 24 participants.  (This workshop is full). 




"You Choose" award winners for 2011

bill

Bill Browne
CAS

nurcin

Nurcin Celik
COE

Carla

Carla Hurt
CAS

King

Mary Lou King
MED

Angela

Angela Knapp
RSMAS

photo

Cynthia Levy
MED

Fulvia

Fulvia Verde
MED

Sonia

Sonia Yoo
MED

Brief reports
Also see Workshops, Sponsored Mentors and Lecturers pages

View more Brief Reports on selected events

  "Unconscious Bias in the 21st Century and It's Impact on Diversity and Inclusiveness."

Scientists & Engineers Expanding Diversity & Success (SEEDS) hosted a seminar presented by Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Department of Psychology at Columbia University, entitled "Unconscious Bias in the 21st Century and It's Impact on Diversity and Inclusiveness." Dr. Purdie-Vaughns is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on racial and gender achievement gaps in academic and corporate institutions and how stigma undermines intellectual performance. She conducts research on other forms of stigma including: stigma and LGCTQ groups, stigma of mental illness, and stigma based on multiple identities (intersectionality). Dr. Purdie-Vaughns has authored numerous publications that have appeared in journals such as Science, Psychological Science, and Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. She has been awarded numerous grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Russell Sage Foundation and William T. Grant Foundation. Her most recent grant from NSF examines how stigma may affect activation of the neuroendocrine and sympathetic nervous systems, systems implicated in immune responses that affect long-term health and cognitive performance.

  SEEDS Workshop: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: Strategies for a Successful Proposal
This workshop offered First and Second year graduate students in STEM fields advice and strategies for writing a successful proposal for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. We hosted a panel of three UM graduate students, who have won NSF graduate Research Fellowships, and two faculty members for tailored advice. The panel was followed by smaller discussion groups, where attendees can ask advice from panelists.
  How to Win Reviewers Over: Workshop on Writing Specific Aims This workshop is for researchers who are thinking of submitting a proposal to NIH and who have written a first draft of their specific aims. This was a hands-on workshop based on the draft of your specific aims.
  Distinguished Women in Industrial EngineeringDr. Cynthia Barnhart presented "Congestion and Delays in the National Air Transportation System" August 3, 2011, made possible by a You Choose Award to Nurcin Celik
  Miller School of Medicine is pleased to announce plans to establish a lactation support services program for employees. Details of the program are included in the University of Miami Break Time for Nursing Mothers policy (pdf). Any employee who would like to provide input into the process is invited to contact Ms. Nanette Vega, the Miller School's director of diversity and multicultural affairs in the Office of Faculty Affairs, at 305-243-6551 or nvega@med.miami.edu. The Nursing Mothers Advisory Group has been convened to identify needs, review suggestions, and discuss the best approach for our organization.

 

New features:
Speed Mentoring: how to mount an event, and why you should (pdf 5.3 MB)
Career survival reading list (pdf)

Scholarly studies

Best Practices
Featured joke

Newsletter 2009: a tribute to our speed mentors, pdf 760 kb
SEEDS is on the NSF ADVANCE portal.
Resources from the UM library supporting SEEDS.
Also see Resources and UM links

View video of the Directors of SEEDS and the Center for Humanities discussing a new play about Madame Curie (The Radiant by Shirley Lauro),