Virginia Tech Selects ESED Student for Future Faculty Workshop

January 5, 2015

Congratulations to Courtney Faber, a Ph. D. candidate and NSF Fellow in the Benson research group, who was selected to participate in the sixth annual Future Faculty Development program on January 11 – 14, 2015, at Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus.

A diverse group of 19 graduate students and post docs from different disciplines attended, sharing ideas and learning about topics such as professional preparation, diversity, interviewing for faculty positions, and developing a research focus area. Attendees met with faculty and students from their home disciplines and with deans from their respective colleges.

“It was eye-opening,” reported Courtney. “Our professional preparation here in Engineering and Science Education is great, but I definitely learned some things at the workshop. It was helpful to see how things are done at another institution.”

Courtney plans to graduate in August 2015 and is seeking a faculty position in engineering education.