COMPASS Faculty Workshop on Career Mentoring for Students

When: April 25-27, 2019
Where: American Center for Physics, College Park, MD

The Application process is NOW CLOSED. Deadline February 15, 2019

Participant teams will be composed of two faculty members from chemistry and/or physics departments. The $1000 registration fee (per team), discounted from $2800 due to generous sponsorship, covers:

  • Two nights of lodging at a nearby hotel
  • All meals at the workshop
  • Access to experienced facilitators
  • Workshop materials

Workshop Content

  • Need for career and professional development
  • Resources available nationally and locally
  • Career planning
  • Mentor training and effective communication
  • Addressing Equity and inclusion; culturally aware mentoring
  • Crafting an action plan
  • Promoting professional development
  • Changing department culture

Pre-Workshop Requirement

  • Research the professional development resources available on your campus

Work Products

  • An action plan to implement a department-wide professional development program


Crystal Bailey, Head of Career Programs, American Physical Society

Geraldine Cochran, Triad Coalition, Office of STEM Education, Rutgers University

Ashley Donovan, Senior Educational Program Manager, American Chemical Society

Jeffrey Franke, Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, The Graduate School, University of Maryland

Cynthia Fuhrmann, Assistant Dean of Professional Career Development, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMass Medical School

Joerg Schlatterer, Manager of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Office, American Chemical Society

Penny Beuning, Cottrell Scholar, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University

Andriy Nevidomskyy, Cottrell Scholar, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University

Adam Urbach, Cottrell Scholar, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Trinity University