Mentoring and Networking for Career Success Workshop

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time  9:00 a.m. to noon
Location:  Building 240, Rooms 1404/1405


Mentoring and networking go hand-in-hand in making a successful career in any discipline, particularly in science.  Both are known to have a very powerful positive impact on the careers at any level.  Mentoring can be an equally valuable and rewarding experience for the mentor who seeks to aid others in career advancement as well as the mentee who benefits from this effort. However, as scientists we often have limited exposure to effective mentoring and networking practices and techniques.

Through a series of exercises and role playing scenarios, this workshop provides training in mentoring techniques that are proven to be effective.  It also provides guidelines on networking and the different types of networks that are essential for career advancement at all career levels and aspirations.

This WIST hosted workshop is free; however, registration is required.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 17. Space is limited.

The workshop will be taught by COACh facilitators Geraldine Richmond & Laura Greene.

Geraldine L. Richmond, Presidential Chair and Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon

Geraldine L. Richmond, Presidential Chair and Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon

Geraldine (Geri) Richmond is the Presidential Chair and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon. She has distinguished herself in her research using nonlinear optical spectroscopy and
computational methods applied to understanding the chemistry that occurs at complex surfaces and interfaces that have relevance to important problems in energy production, environmental remediation, atmospheric chemistry and biomolecular surfaces.  She is a Fellow of the ACS, the APS, the American
Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).  In February 2015 she began her 1-year term as President of the AAAS, the largest general scientific society in the world. She holds numerous other appointments and chair positions and has won many awards for her scientific accomplishments. She is the founder and chair of COACh, a grass-roots organization assisting in the advancement of women scientists in both the U.S. and in developing countries.

Laura H. Green, Professor of Physics, University of Illinois

Laura H. Greene, Professor of Physics, University of Illinois

Laura H. Greene is a Swanlund Endowed Chair and a Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois.  Her research is in experimental condensed matter physics, investigating strongly correlated electron systems and focusing primarily on revealing the mechanisms of unconventional superconductivity by planar-tunneling and point-contact electron spectroscopies.  She is recognized for her work on superconductor and semiconductor proximity effects. Her service to science includes presently being Vice President of the American Physical Society (APS), Chair of the Division of Materials Physics (DMP) of the APS, Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and is Chair of the Board of Governors the for International Institute for Complex and Adaptive Matter (I2CAM). Greene received the E.O. Lawrence Award for Materials Research from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award from APS; and the Award of Excellence from Bellcore. She works with COACh-International to increase the number and career success of women and all young scientists in developing nations.

Please direct any questions to Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz at or Lisa Durham at