This page features events
, and other information specific to Oakland University and its faculty members.
WISE@OU is pleased to continue our partnership with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and offer the following STEM-focused workshops this winter semester:
- Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research is an integral part of a faculty member's responsibilities in both teaching and research. In this workshop, WISE@OU will discuss some of the best practices in mentoring student researchers, including how to assist student development while accomplishing your own teaching and research goals, how to set clear expectations for student researchers, how to meet research deadlines and needs, and where to find internal and external funding for students. We encourage junior faculty who are just setting up their research program to attend this seminar, and also invite senior faculty who have served as mentors and advisors to come share their experiences and advice. Lunch will be provided.
- Do you find yourself struggling to balance your academic work and life demands? Are you looking for tips on how to manage it all? Join WISE@OU as we discuss strategies that may help faculty balance the demands of their academic career and home life. This interactive panel discussion will provide faculty with advice to manage the responsibilities of work and life, as well as provide an opportunity for faculty to share experiences and ask questions. We encourage both untenured and tenured faculty to attend this event. Lunch will be provided.
WISE@OU will be presenting at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Conference at Oakland University on February 28, as well as participating at the NSF ADVANCE Program Workshop in March Alexandria, VA.
For more information from WISE@OU Events, visit the Events page.
Women in Computing Lecture Series
The Computer Science and Engineering department will launch a "Women in Computing" lecture series in 2014. This initiative was started by Assistant Professor Wenjin Zhou
and is sponsored by Atomic Object
. The goal of the lecture series is to encourage female students to choose a CSE major, continue working in computer science, and foster a love for the field. Featured speakers will include successful female and under-represented computer scientists, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. Upcoming speakers include Emily Provost (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Laura Dillion (Michigan State University), Anne Marsan (manager at Atomic Object, Ann Arbor), and Patty Lopez (Platform Applications Engineer at Intel Corporation). More details on dates of lectures and additional speakers will be posted when available. If you have any questions about this lecture series, contact Dr. Zhou at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit her website at: http://www.secs.oakland.edu/~wzhou/home.html
For those who were unable to attend the original events, WISE@OU has created videos of workshops and discussions with both the AAUP and Academic Human Resources (AHR). These events feature important details about OU's policies and procedures, with a specific focus on the tenure process (see Tenure Workshop videos) and policies related to pregnancy, adoption, sick leaves, and similar situations (see AHR video).
For more information from WISE@OU Events, visit the Events page
WISE@OU hosts events for newly hired STEM faculty.
In April 2013, the newly hired STEM faculty members gathered for lunch and a discussion of funding opportunities from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Wenjin Zhou, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, had recently attended two NSF conferences that related to funding, and she shared her insights with the group.
Additional Student and Professional Organizations:
Below are some links containing information about different groups on campus for STEM.