In the SEEDS Sponsored Mentors program, SEEDS sponsors a mentoring event with distinguished speakers that other University of Miami entities have invited to give research seminars. This program assures that internationally renowned speakers can engage effectively with UM groups who may seldom interact with top scientists, particularly junior faculty, women faculty, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students. The interactions allow a focus on career development issues.

If you are hosting a seminar speaker who may be appropriate for this program, contact the SEEDS Program Manager, Marisol Capellan, for details and authorization. The budget is modest, able to supply some refreshments before, during or after a mentoring event. The chosen mentor is welcome to give a formal presentation, but informal sessions with directed discussion are also appropriate. Mentors are also be supported fully by SEEDS You Choose Awards made to faculty or by the SEEDS Distinguished Scholar Program

Mentoring events

Transforming Culture: Building Assertive Relationships One Conversation at a Time

Date: Fiday 20th 2017

Hosted by: Professor Lisa Beal, Professor Amy Clement and Professor Sharan Majumdar

Facilitated by: Merlin Walberg, Coaching & Leadership Consultant 

 Merlin Walberg of Phoenix Consultancy has gained international acclaim for her work as a coach, mentor, change agent and trainer. In addition to the mentoring workshop last year, Merlin designed and facilitated a national workshop in the field of physical oceanography to focus on mentoring young women scientists. This successful workshop continues its impact through Patullo Conferences and ongoing mentoring groups across the country.

 In order to foster productive relationships, we each need to take responsibility for the way we speak and listen to each other. Assertive communication means being able to say what you think and feel, want and need, with respect for self and the other. Consistent with last year’s valuable workshop on mentoring, the tools of assertive communication enable us to take leadership in the direction of building meaningful relationships. These relationships, with mentors, mentees, ship mates, academic collaborators, are all more likely to thrive with assertive communication. Participants will include faculty, students, and post-docs, and we will work on scenarios within all those relationships. The workshop activities will include lectures, exercises, role-playing, and interactive theater. We are looking forward to lively interactions and increasing our understanding of each other’s points of view. 

South Florida Child Psychology Research Conference

 

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the department of Psychology held the second South Florida Child Psychology Research Conference, which is a student-led conference, focused on clinical and developmental psychology.  This conference aimed to engage graduate students and faculty members in a supportive discourse focused on research and mentorship.  The conference provided students the unique opportunity to present their research in an informal and receive feedback from both peers and faculty members. 

 Graduate students were encouraged to submit presentations at any stage of the research process – from presenting work to studying planning to discuss final research findings  The conference will took place on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Florida International University, with a reception following the conference that evening. 

 A SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award to Drs. Rebecca Shearer and Heather Henderson, Associate Professors, and Lauren Usher, Doctoral Student, in the department of Psychology, as well as the Department of Psychology and Florida International University's Department of Psychology sponsored this event.

 

SEEDS You Choose Leadership presents: It Takes a Mentor!
Spring Semester 2015
Welcome Reception: February 11, 2015, 9:30-10:30am
Leadership Workshop: March 3, 2015, 5:00pm
Reflecting on U Luncheon: March 25, 2015, 12:30pm
Networking:  April 16, 2015

The University of Miami Women’s Commission, with the generous support of SEEDS, invited students, faculty, and staff to participate in a new leadership and mentoring initiative.  Through this program, students and junior staff were matched with university faculty or staff mentor, a valuable relationship that could help enhance personal, academic, and career development, and facilitate professional growth in students and junior staff or faculty.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to volunteer as mentors to help improve academic achievement, build career networks, and help their mentee develop skills to become better professionals and leaders. 

Having a mentor is a vital component of success for undergraduate students and early-career professionals both within the university and after they have moved on to the next stage of their careers.  A recent study co-commissioned by Gallup and Purdue University polled over 30,000 college graduates to ask how their experience at university affected their lives. 22% of graduates who indicated they had a faculty mentor were three times more likely to report that they were "thriving" in both their career and personal life, and twice as likely to have found a career in which they felt "engaged by their work.” We believe facilitating these connections to a mentor is a vital step towards success.  With this in mind, students, their mentors, and all members of the UM community are invited to participate in three leadership seminars—Leadership & Strengths, Reflection on U, Networking—throughout Spring semester (dates can be found on the application), and to continue their mentor/mentee relationship long into the future. 

A SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award to Dr. Catherine Newell and Jenni Spangenberg sponsored these events.

For photos, comments and assessment of each event, click on "full report"

  Nanostructured Metals and Composites:
From the Nanoscale to the Microscale

Dr. Enrique J. Lavernia serves as the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, David after serving as Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor, and Distinguished Professor within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.  In 2013, Dean Lavernia was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, ASM International, MRS, and TMS. Lavernia earned his B.S. from Brown University, with an M.S. in Metallurgy and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

On April 27, 2015, all untenured faculty and students from the college of Engineering, and College of Arts and Sciences were invited to attend a co-sponsored mentoring event. 

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Some Fundamental Challenges in Microfluidics

Dr. Nadine Aubry is the Dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

On March 2, 2015, all untenured faculty and students from the College of Engineering, ABESS CENTER FOR ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE AND POLICY and The College of Arts and Science were invited to attend a co-sponsored mentoring event.

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Women in Science: The Problem Isn't the Lack of Self-Promotion; It's the System - What to Do?

Dr. Joan Strassmann, Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis and the Department of Biology's Distinguished Visiting Professor presented a mentoring seminar entitled, "Women in Science: The Problem isn't the lack of Self-Promotion; it's the system - What to Do?" to the University of Miami on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in the Cox Science Center.  She is a highly successful researcher in evolution, who has devoted thought to career development issues. She disseminates her academic career advice on her blog, So you want to be a Biology Professor. Her mentoring event will focus on those career issues.

 

Microbes and Mining: Technology for Sustainable Mine Production

Dr. Corale L. Brierley, will present a seminar entitled, "Microbes and Mining: Technology for Sustainable Mine Production." Dr. Brierly, a member of the US National Academy of Engineering has a 30+ year career including 20 years as an international consultant. She is the 2008 recipient of AIME's (American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers) James Douglas Gold Medal Award, and the 2011 recipient of the Society of Mining Engineers' Milton E. Wadsworth Award. Dr. Brierly is well published with over 80 technical publications and five patents. Her presentation is scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2013 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM in the McArthur Engineering Annex, Room MEA 202. For more information, please contact Lizett Bowen at (305) 284-3391 or lizbowen@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 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

 

SEEDS Co-Sponsored Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Joan B. Rose 
Dr. Rose, will present a seminar entitled, "The Water Microbiome and Development of a QMRA Tool." Dr. Rose is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety. She has published more than 300 manuscripts. Her presentation is scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2013 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM in the McArthur Engineering Annex, Room MEA 202. For more information, please contact Lizett Bowen at (305) 284-3391 or lizbowen@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 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

 

Marilyn Farquhar

SEEDS Co-sponsored Distinguished Scholar 
On March 23, 2010, Marilyn Farquhar, member of National Academies of Sciences and of Arts and Science. Among other honors, she has won the Wilson Medal of the American Society of Cell Biologists, the Homer Smith Medal of the American Society of Nephrology, the Distinguished Scientist Medal of the EMSA, the Rous-Whipple Award of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the Carl Gottschalk Prize from University of North Carolina, the A.N. Richards Award for Excellence in Research from the International Society of Nephrology and FASEB Award for Excellence in Science. She gave both research and mentoring talks and also led a mentoring event for senior women. 
Co-sponsored by Mary Bartlett Bunge Distinguished Women in Cell Biology.

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Linda Sanford

SEEDS Co-sponsored Distinguished Scholar 
Linda Sanford
, member of the National Academy of Engineering, Senior Vice President at IBM, spoke on Jan 25, 2009, on "Building a Smarter Planet: Strategies for Meaningful Change" and mentored junior faculty and women from IBM.
Co-sponsored by The College of Engineering 

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B Liskov

SEEDS Co-sponsored Distinguished Scholar
On Nov 9, 2009, with Barbara Liskov from MIT, member of the National Academy of Sciences .who gave a research talk on "Security of Internet Storage."and led a mentoring event focused on junior faculty. 
Co-sponsored by The College of Engineering

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E.Lim

 

H.Ayhan

SEEDS Industrial Engineering Speaker Series 
A “You Choose” award to Eunji Lim brought in Hayriye Ayhan, an Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, who gave a seminar ”Queuing Networks with Cross-Trained Serve.” and led a mentoring event, Sept. 17, 2009 

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Lucia Lohmann

SEEDS co-sponsored a mentoring event with the Annual Gifford Arboretum Lecturer, Lúcia Lohmann from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil, who led a discussion on Building Leadership in Plant Conservation. The attendees included faculty, graduate students and community leaders in plant conservation, March 24, 2009. See photos of the event. 

Co-sponsored by The Gifford Arboretum

 

Mary Bunge

SEEDS Sponsored Mentoring Event
The Mary Bartlett Bunge Distinguished Women in Cell Biology Lecturer, Susan L. Lindquist gave a mentoring talk, "Yes We Can! A Woman’s Perspective on a Life in Science", March 24 at 4 p.m. Dr. Lindquist is a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Professor of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lindquist presented her research seminar titled "Protein folding mechanisms propelling rapid evolutionary change" on Tuesday, March 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium. 
Co-sponsored by Mary Bartlett Bunge Distinguished Women in Cell Biology.

SEEDS also sponsored an evening mentoring event of two dozen junior and senior faculty with Susan Lindquist, at Sandy Lemmon's home on Tuesday March 24, 2009.
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Kate Barald

SEEDS Co-Sponsored Sponsored Mentoring Event with Kate Barald, the University of Michigan, who described Tips to Mentors for writing NIH Postdoc applications during a 2.5 hour workshop, RMSB 6018, March 5, 3:30 - 5:00. Co-Sponsored by the Miller Graduate School. She also led a mentoring session for junior faculty and postdocs at the SEEDS Director's home.
Co-sponsored by The Department of Biology.

 

Meg Lohman

SEEDS Co-Sponsored Sponsored Mentor Dr. Meg Lohman, Director of Environmental Studies, New College of Florida, and author of Life in the Treetopsand It's a Jungle Up There" as well as five other books and more than one hundred journal articles led a group discussion of gender and mentoring issues in academic science with a diverse group including people in high school through tenured faculty. 
Co-sponsored by The Department of Biology.