NETA Annual Convention 2015 at Yale University

NETA Annual Convention 2015 was held at Yale University on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

It was a great turnout and success. We thank all presenters and participants.

PROGRAM

9:00        Breakfast

9:45        Welcome [Room WLH 201 (Sudler)]

10:00     Discipline specific sessions I

  • Education [Room WLH 007]
  • Economics and Business [room WLH 001]
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • Group I (CS and related sciences [Room 003])
    • Group II (All Engineering sciences except for CSE [Room WLH 013]
  • Natural and Life Sciences
    • Group I (Biology, Genetics and related sciences [Room WLH 011])
    • Group II ( All Natural sciences except for biology and genetics [Room WLH 119])
  • Social Sciences and Humanities [Room WLH 002]

11:15     Coffee Break

11:45     Mentoring sessions I and II

  • Advisor/topic, time management, and dissertation [Room WLH 119]
  • Positions, offers, start-up [Room WLH 201 (Sudler)]

13:00     Lunch Break

14:30     Discipline specific sessions II

  • Education [Room WLH 007]
  • Economics and Business [room WLH 001]
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • Group I (CS and related sciences [Room 003])
    • Group II (All Engineering sciences except for CSE [Room WLH 013]
  • Natural and Life Sciences
    • Group I (Biology, Genetics and related sciences [Room WLH 011])
    • Group II ( All Natural sciences except for biology and genetics [Room WLH 119])
  • Social Sciences and Humanities [Room WLH 002]

15:30     Coffee Break

16:15     Mentoring sessions III and IV

  • Research, publications, and networking [Room WLH 201 (Sudler)]
  • Mock interviews [Rooms to be assigned]

17:30     Awards Ceremony [Room WLH 201 (Sudler)]

17:45     Closing Remarks [Room WLH 201 (Sudler)]

18:00     Dinner

 

SESSION OUTLINES

Discipline specific sessions:

  • Education section will focus on educational research, foundation, scope, methodology, and innovation.
  • Economics and Business section is open to all related fields, including but not limited to accounting, marketing, operations research, operations management, and information systems.
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences section is open to all fields in all disciplines in engineering, including but not limited to electronics, computer systems, and biomedical systems.
  • Natural and Life Sciences section is open to all related fields, including but not limited to chemistry, biology, genetics, physics, and mathematics.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities section is open to all fields in social studies, including but not limited to political science, sociology, anthropology, history, religious studies, and philosophy.

Mentoring session I: Advisor/topic, time management, dissertation

  • Choosing an advisor and a research topic
  • Relations with doctoral advisor
  • Timeline and time management
  • Committee selection
  • Editing, presentation

Mentoring session II: Position applications, effective teaching

  • Application package (post-doc vs. faculty)
  • Interview, offers and negotiations
  • Course prep, teaching techniques
  • Finding TAs and RAs, relations with them
  • Selecting grants, application package, collaborations
  • Relations in department, prep for tenure

Mentoring session III: Research, publications, networking

  • Research, collaborations
  • Conference and journal selection
  • Paper, writing, editing, presentation
  • Finding reviewers for peer-review
  • Networking in conferences

Mentoring session IV: Mock interviews

  • Contingent upon demand. Please contact the organizers.

PRESENTATION FORMATS AND AWARDS

Engineering and Applied Sciences, Natural and Life Sciences, and Education sections:

  • The participants will be given exactly 5 minutes to describe their research to a broad audience in their session. Time limit will be strictly reinforced and you will be disqualified for the awards if you go overtime. Please check http://threeminutethesis.org/ for some examples to get an idea about the desired depth and breadth of your presentation.
  • One presentation award will be given in each section based on 1) Clarity and Delivery (no jargons), 2) Slides and relevance to the topic, and 3) Problem statement and content (including the big picture).

Social Sciences and Humanities, and Economics and Business sections:

  • The participants will present their ongoing research in about 15 minutes, followed by discussant comments and Q/A.
  • One best paper award in each section will be presented to the participants who presented his/her research at the workshop, submitted the full paper to the other workshop participants by the full paper submission deadline, and whose paper is 1) most advanced in research, and 2) makes the most original contribution in his/her field.

Poster presentations:

  • Space will be provided in the conference location for poster presentations. Please bring your posters and be prepared to present your work to anyone interested during the designated times, and also during the pre-announced judging time. You will be given 3 minutes to summarize the objective of the study and the main findings.
  • One poster presentation award will be given to the best presenter based on: 1) Clarity of objectives, data, and conclusions, 2) Visual appealing of the poster (use of figures, pictures, and tables), and 3) In depth knowledge of the subject (based on oral presentation).

 

 

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