Retreat Day 2

Day 2 - Saturday, March 17


Location:  Faculty Club


Great Hall

8:00 a.m.     Breakfast


8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           Breakfast Welcome Addresses

Welcome from UC Berkeley

Frances Hellman, Physics, Dean of Math. & Physical Sciences, Berkeley


Leveraging our Success

Mark Richards, Earth and Planetary Science, Berkeley


Welcome National Science Foundation

Mark Leddy, National Science Foundation


9:00a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Strategies for publishing redux — demystifying academia’s most important ritual

Chung-Pei Ma, Astrophysics, Berkeley

Tarek Zohdi, Mechanical Engineering, Berkeley

Holger Mueller, Physics, Berkeley

Augusto Tentori, Chemical Engineering, MIT (Berkeley PhD)


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Networking Opportunity


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        When, where, how of applying for postdoctoral positions


Heyns                                    Group A

Bil Clemons, Biochemistry, Caltech

Page Chamberlain, Earth System Science, Stanford

Marjorie Shapiro, Physics, Berkeley

Angelina Sanderson, Cardiff Univ., Earth and Plan. Sci. (Stanford PhD)

Pablo Solis, Stanford, Mathematics (Berkeley PhD)


Seaborg                                 Group B            

Doug Rees, Chemistry and Dean, Caltech

Mark Lawson, Reproductive Health, UC San Diego

Katlyn Turner, Harvard, Earth Sci. & Material Sci. (Stanford PhD)

William Tarpeh, Univ. of Michigan, Civil and Env. Eng. (Berkeley PhD)

Benjamin McMillan, Stony Brook University, Mathematics (Berkeley PhD)     


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.          LUNCH

Great Hall                              Research Exchange & Trellis Presentations

                                               Colette Patt and Sarah Valdovinos


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.             When, where, how of applying for faculty jobs


Seaborg                                 Physical Sciences

Dan Kasen, Astrophysics & Physics, Berkeley

Ori Ganor, Physics, Physics, Berkeley

Sidney Wilkerson-Hill, Univ. of North Carolina, Chemistry, (Berkeley PhD)

Steven A. Lopez Chem. and Chem. Bio., Northeastern Univ. (UCLA PhD)


O’Neill                                   Mathematical and Computer Sciences

                                   James Demmel, Computer Science, Berkeley

Fernando Perez, Statistics, Berkeley


Heyns                                    Engineering

Tsu-Jae King, EECS, Berkeley

Omar Isaac Asensio, Public Policy, Georgia Tech (UCLA PhD)

Michael Frazier, Mat. Sci. and Mech.Eng., UC San Diego (Caltech PhD)

Nicola Ulibarri, UC Irvine, Civil Eng. & Env. Policy (Stanford PhD)


2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.           BREAK OUT SESSIONS


                                 Toward tenured faculty positions: setting yourself up for success from the start, getting to tenure


Seaborg                                 Group A

Wick Haxton, Physics, Berkeley

Karen Casciotti, Earth System Science, Stanford

Robin Garrell, Chemistry, UCLA

Mariska Kriek, Astronomy, Berkeley

Richard C. Flagan, Chem. Eng. and Env. Sci. and Eng., Caltech


Heyns                                     Group B

Gibor Basri, Astronomy, Berkeley

Haiyan Huang, Statistics, Berkeley

Susan Ettner, Medicine, UCLA

John Hartwig, Chemistry, Berkeley

Martin Olsson, Mathematics, Berkeley


O’Neill                                     Non-Traditional Pathways from/to the Tenure Track

                                              Karl van Bibber, Nuclear Engineering, Berkeley

Jorge Santiago Ortiz, Chemical Eng.,  BioConsortia Inc., (Berkeley PhD)

Jordan Axelson, Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, (Berkeley PhD)

Makita Phillip, Carbica Corporation (UCLA PhD)


3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.     PLENARY: Changing and Influencing the National Landscape

Great Hall

                                             Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Psychology, Berkeley

                                                Richmond Sarpong, Chemistry, Berkeley

Doug Rees, Chemistry, Caltech

Robin Garrell, Chemistry,Vice Provost & Dean, UCLA


4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.    CLOSING RECEPTION