The Second Annual

Inside and Outside the Box
Professional Development Conference

25 October 2022

**Registration has closed**

Food Vendors:

Convivio Café

San Telmo Market


Cafe 13

Macs & Mutts


Brought to you by the MCAs


Mines Diversity Inclusion & Access 
George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Location: Green Center

  • Breakfast and Equity Activity – Freidhoff Hall > 8:30-9:30am
  • Allyship Workshop – Friedhoff Hall > 9:30-10:30am
  • Preparing for a Successful Academic Career – Green Center 200C > 10:45 – 11:30am
  • Increasing Participation of Underrepresented Groups in the Recruitment of Graduate Students – Green Center 200F > 10:45 – 11:30am
  • Marq (formerly Lucidpress) – Green Center 224 > 10:45 – 11:30am
  • The Values Driven Job Search – Green Center 200A > 11:45am – 12:30pm
  • Driving Research by Creatively Asking Questions, Green Center 200C> 11:45am – 12:30pm
  • What the “X”? Pronouns and the Evolution of Gender Neutral Language – Friedhoff 2 (just off main hall) > 11:45am – 12:30pm

8:30am – 12:30pm

    • Breakfast & Equity Activity 𝘈𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 = 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦~ Hosted by: Noah Sandoval
      Staff, students and faculty are invited to attend the conference breakfast along with a thought provoking, equity activity. Come network and challenge each other to think outside the box.
    • Allyship Workshop , 𝘈𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 = 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 ~ Hosted by: Regan Byrd
      Anti-oppression leader, Regan Byrd, will offer a model for allyship to learn how to take action and advocate for underrepresented groups, inclusion, and equity. Byrd will also review an institutional-level scenario applying the allyship concepts.
    • Preparing for a Successful Academic Career , 𝘈𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 = 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘰𝘤𝘴, 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘍𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘺, & 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 ~ Hosted by: Dr. Mohsen Asle Zaeem
      This talk will provide information on different academic jobs, university types, what steps to take for preparing for certain academic positions, how to find and apply for academic jobs, and what steps to take to have a healthy work-life balance while having a successful academic position.
    • The Values Driven Job Search, 𝘈𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 = 𝘜𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 ~ Hosted by: Katy Armstrong
      Could you work for a company who didn’t share your values? Our values drive our decision-making, the way we view the world, and how we see and make sense of ourselves in different environments. When it comes to choosing a career path, desired industry, or dream company, values matter! Join this workshop to learn how to identify some of your own key values and how to understand and assess a company’s value in relation to your own. This workshop is geared toward students and designed to help you build confidence in being able to search out future career paths that will inspire you through shared values and beliefs.
    • Increasing Participation of Underrepresented Groups in the Recruitment of Graduate Students in Materials Science and Engineering (𝟐𝟎 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧), 𝘈𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 = 𝘈𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘍𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 ~ Hosted by Dr. Ivar Reimanis
      This talk will discuss strategies to increase the diversity of applicants to graduate school in Materials Science and Engineering Programs. It is based on a NSF-sponsored workshop that was held in Montgomery, Alabama April 6 & 7, 2022. A brief review of the workshop events and a summary of how this may apply to Mines will be provided.
    • Marq (formerly Lucidpress) , 𝘈𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 = 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 ~ Hosted by: Christina Vessa
      Not a graphic designer, but need to create branded marketing materials? Join us for a session with Christina Vessa, Mines brand manager, on how to use the templating system. She will provide an update on the status of the university’s rebrand, review the library of Mines-branded templates and walk through the basics of designing. There will be a Q&A at the end.
    • Driving Research by Creatively Asking Questions, 𝘈𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 = 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘰𝘤𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘑𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 ~ Hosted by: Dr. Roel Snieder
      Questions are the prime driver of research because they are invitations to answers. Knowing the main questions to be addressed for a research project is usually not enough because the main question often is too broad to lead to specific actions. In this seminar we discuss the importance of questions in research, different ways to generate research questions, and ways to order questions so that they naturally lead to a workplan for research. Hosted by Dr. Roel Snieder
    • What the “X”? Pronouns and the Evolution of Gender Neutral Language𝐞, 𝘈𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 = 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 ~ Hosted by Megan Rose and Savannah Allshouse
      Yes it’s grammar and language, but it can be fun! We’ll talk about pronouns, professional titles, and our evolving English language. Join us to workshop pronoun usage, professional titles, and workplace skills. Plus, we’ll explore how the “x” has made its way into words you may not have heard before. Hosted by: Savannah Allshouse & Megan Rose

Conference Organizers:
Kathleen Armstrong
Chris Bird
Camar Diaz
Kelsie Diaz
Aurea Tolnay
Zhao Han
Skip Miller
Kelly Ragland
Megan Rose
Sara Russo
Noah Sandoval