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Presented By: U-M Industrial & Operations Engineering

IOE-EER WORKSHOP: “Navigating The In-Between Space: Strategies For Asking For What You Need” — Becky Wai-Ling Packard

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Becky Wai-Ling Packard
In partnership, the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) and the Engineering Education Research Program (EER) will be hosting a dynamic Virtual Mentoring Workshop Series. The aim of this series is to help foster an engaging and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff.

Workshop sessions will feature guest speakers across industry, research and DEI professions, and the special series itself is designed with a specific focus to facilitate conversations, build connections and empower self-reflection opportunities to support students’ journeys within the mentoring process as a whole.

Special audience considerations:
Open to all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff. Registration is required.

Presentation/Seminar Title:
Navigating The In-Between Space: Strategies For Asking For What You Need

Becky Wai-Ling Packard is Professor of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College where she is completing her 22nd year. Dr. Packard is an expert in the area of strategic mentoring and the persistence of minoritized students in higher education, to include first-generation college students, low-income students, community-college transfer students, nontraditional students, people of color, and women in technical fields. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Google, and Microsoft. In 2005, she was recognized by the White House with the Presidential early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the nation’s highest honor for early career scientists and engineers. A translator of research into practice, Dr. Packard has visited more than 70 campuses to lead sessions on the power of mentoring and advising, including ways to navigate difficult conversations and leverage everyday interactions. From 2018-2019, Dr. Packard was a faculty fellow in the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan working on ways to improve the climate in STEM departments.

Please Note:
The event will be held from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. EST with the following options to attend:
Seminar Talks will take place during the first hour 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions will take place during the second hour 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

*This workshop series is supported by a Michigan Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) faculty grant.
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