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Meet Your Village: Mentoring: An Artform

This talk will discuss mentoring lessons that the speaker experienced during various stages of her own career and sample stories and reflections on how mentoring can influence and encourage students who may not necessarily be interested in science and engineering fields to become engaged. Over the years, the speaker has experienced valuable mentoring lessons by some of the people who have influenced her career path. Further, the speaker has taken these “lessons learned” and developed her own theories of some best practices for mentoring women and minority students. She has also mentored a number of young faculty members seeking tenure and permanent positions in fields of physics and optical engineering. This talk will be interactive.

Internationally recognized and recently chronicled in The Historymakers for her outstanding achievement as an educator, researcher, administrator and mentor, Dr. Arlene P. Maclin is a physicist by training and has spent the past 40 years in a combination of academic and government service positions. Her academic service includes more than 15 years of teaching at the levels of associate and full professors with administrative experience at the level of an associate dean of a college of arts and science, and a director of research. She has also served as the director of several major research grants in excess of $10M. She also served as the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium- Center for Academic Excellence at Morgan State University that included four HBCUs in the Mid-Atlantic Region and reported Internationally recognized and recently chronicled in The Historymakers for her outstanding achievement as an educator, researcher, administrator and mentor, Dr. Arlene P. Maclin is a physicist by training and has spent the past 35 years in a combination of academic and government service positions. Her academic service includes more than 15 years of teaching at the levels of associate and full professors with administrative experience at the level of an associate dean of a college of arts and science, and a director of research. She has also served as the director of several major research grants in excess of $10M. She also served as the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium- Center for Academic Excellence at Morgan State University that includes four HBCUs in the Mid-Atlantic Region and reports to a high-level Governing Board including college presidents and high level corporate and government officials. Concurrently, Dr. Maclin served as the Delta Sigma Theta Distinguished Professor Endowed Chair/ Division of Natural and Behavioral Science at Bennett College where she reported directly to the Provost. She gave lectures, mentored students, increased the number of students receiving summer internships and admission to graduate school and developed a strategic plan for the STEM programs. Dr. Maclin has an extraordinary track record for developing undergraduate and graduate programs in optical physics and optical engineering. She has developed numerous science education programs for K-20 students. She has extensive experience developing and evaluating science and mathematics programs for teachers and students in high school and postsecondary education. She has also worked with STEM township teachers in South Africa on the development of inquiry based and hands-on learning. Dr. Maclin is also a leader in developing opportunities in science and mathematics for minorities and in ensuring that STEM students have a global education by supporting more than 200 students since 2004 with cultural immersion experiences in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, China, Japan and India. She has served as the Director of Diversity for the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center called, Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) led by the University of Arizona. She is an active recruiter of undergraduate and graduate students for STEM programs throughout the nation. She has published more than 50 papers and abstracts in referred journals and has made more than 250 presentations and talks to technical audiences throughout the world including the United States, Japan, South Africa, India, China, and Nigeria. Her current areas of research include theoretical investigations of nanostructures and STEM research on new pedagogies for teaching and learning. to a high level Governing Board including college presidents and high level corporate and government officials. Concurrently, Dr. Maclin served as the Delta Sigma Theta Distinguished Professor Endowed Chair/ Division of Natural and Behavioral Science at Bennett College where she reported directly to the Provost. She gave lectures, mentored students, increased the number of students receiving summer internships and admission to graduate school and developed a strategic plan for the STEM programs. Dr. Maclin has an extraordinary track record for developing undergraduate and graduate programs in optical physics and optical engineering. She has developed numerous science education programs for K-20 students. She has extensive experience developing and evaluating science and mathematics programs for teachers and students in high school and postsecondary education. She has also worked with STEM township teachers in South Africa on the development of inquiry based and hands-on learning. Dr. Maclin is also a leader in developing opportunities in science and mathematics for minorities and in ensuring that STEM students have a global education by supporting more than 200 students since 2004 with cultural immersion experiences in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, China, Japan and India. She has served as the Director of Diversity for the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center called, Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) led by the University of Arizona. She is an active recruiter of undergraduate and graduate students for STEM programs throughout the nation. She has published more than 50 papers and abstracts in referred journals and has made more than 250 presentations and talks to technical audiences throughout the world including the United States, Japan, South Africa, India, China, and Nigeria. Her current areas of research include theoretical investigations of nanostructures and STEM research on new pedagogies for teaching and learning. In September, 2018, Dr. Maclin was the recipient of the Inaugural Award by the Optical Society of America for her work in Diversity and Inclusion in the field of optical science and engineering.

  • Led by: Dr. Arlene P. Maclin
  • Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Mellon Seminar Room - LRC 532B
  • Sponsor: NSF ADVANCE
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Tags: mentoring, networking
Format: seminar
Event ID: 01836

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