Professional Development Skills for Career Success - Developing and Nurturing Collaborations toward Multi-, Inter- and Trans- Disciplinary Projects: A Review of Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration Frameworks

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Developing and nurturing collaborations toward multi-, inter- and trans- disciplinary projects: A review of stakeholder engagement and collaboration frameworks

Abstract:  With the present emphasis in academia on addressing societal challenges, there is an increasing need for academics to look beyond their disciplinary knowledge to develop collaborative arrangements, both within an academic setting and externally, to better plan for and manage academic experiences and respective career trajectories. This is particularly true of those in STEM disciplines, who are required to consider the broader, social implications of their work, from diverse disciplinary perspectives. This talk discusses the way in which sustained collaborations oriented toward multi-, inter-, and trans- disciplinarity may support career development. Aspects around acquiring and nurturing such collaborations are presented from a research perspective, and the links with teaching and governance/service are provided. The presentation also discusses relevant (academic) collaboration frameworks, and the value of integrating diverse stakeholders, from academia, industry, government, and professional societies.



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  • Date: 08 Jul 2022
  • Time: 02:30 PM to 03:10 PM
  • All times are (UTC+10:00) Sydney
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  • Mercure Sydney - 818/820 George St
  • Chippendale, New South Wales
  • Australia

  • naila.mukhtar@ieee.org



  Speakers

Prof. Katina Michael & Dr. Roba Abbas

Topic:

Developing and Nurturing Collaborations toward Multi-, Inter- and Trans- Disciplinary Projects: A Review of Stakeholder

Abstract:  With the present emphasis in academia on addressing societal challenges, there is an increasing need for academics to look beyond their disciplinary knowledge to develop collaborative arrangements, both within an academic setting and externally, to better plan for and manage academic experiences and respective career trajectories. This is particularly true of those in STEM disciplines, who are required to consider the broader, social implications of their work, from diverse disciplinary perspectives. This talk discusses the way in which sustained collaborations oriented toward multi-, inter-, and trans- disciplinarity may support career development. Aspects around acquiring and nurturing such collaborations are presented from a research perspective, and the links with teaching and governance/service are provided. The presentation also discusses relevant (academic) collaboration frameworks, and the value of integrating diverse stakeholders, from academia, industry, government, and professional societies.

Biography:

Katina Michael is a professor at Arizona State University, a Senior Global Futures Scientist in the Global Futures Laboratory and has a joint appointment in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence. She is the director of the Society Policy Engineering Collective (SPEC) and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. Katina is a senior member of the IEEE and the founding chair of the inaugural Masters of Science in Public Interest Technology. She has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Australian Research Council (ARC). Prior to academia, Katina was employed by Nortel Networks, Anderson Consulting and OTIS Elevator Company. www.katinamichael.com katina.michael@asu.edu

Dr. Noushin Nasiri

Topic:

How to Present like a Pro?

 

Abstract:  When we think of science, we think of doing research, running experiments, but that’s only half the job. The other half is communicating, telling people our results, telling people what we’ve done and until scientist have done both jobs, the research and then the communication, we haven’t really done our job as scientists. This is true whether you are a researcher in a lab who spends all day recording cell counts, or a professor revealing her latest breakthrough on a morning talk show. If you don’t communicate the science, you might as well never have done it. It is critical for scientists to inform the public about important issues, complex problems and new discoveries. This information can influence how the public votes at the next election.

Biography:

Noushin Nasiri is the Head of the NanoTech Laboratory at the School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). She is one of Australia’s 2021-2022 Superstars of STEM, 2021 40 under 40: Most Influential Asian-Australians, and the recipient of NSW 2019 Young Tall Poppy Science Award. Her research is focused on design and fabrication of nanostructured materials, miniaturized sensor technologies and wearable electronics for personalised and preventive medicine. She serves on the editorial board of Nanotechnology and Nanomanufacturing journals. She is a passionate science communicator who has received considerable outside recognition for her research including TEDx Sydney Salon 2017, TEDx Macquarie University 2019 and TEDx Bligh Street 2020 and ABC Ockham’s Razor 2018.