Fifteen graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are visiting campus this week for the Building Future Faculty program. Participants come from some of the nation’s top universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rice University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among others. The scholars’ disciplines range from English to Civil Engineering, covering 10 departments in five colleges at NC State.
This year’s program features presentations by Terri Lomax, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, and Lisa Bullard, director of undergraduate studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Visiting scholars will meet with a panel of NC State faculty to discuss their experiences, and with Dr. Daniel Solomon, dean of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, for a question-and-answer session. Participants will be matched with a department based on their area of research interest. They will also participate in a presentation skills workshop, a curriculum vitae clinic and tours of campus facilities.
Two previous Building Future Faculty scholars have joined the NC State faculty: Milton Welch, assistant professor of English and Africana studies; and Marc Dudley, assistant professor of English.
The Building Future Faculty program is sponsored by the Graduate School with funds from a National Science Foundation Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate grant, the College of Engineering, and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.