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Hearing The Diverse Voices of AAEA Webinar

Selected panelists will be sharing their unique stories about their professional journeys including their career path and experiences. The objective of this webinar is to provide mentees a chance to connect with potential mentors and highlight the importance of being prepared for opportunities and seizing opportunities to learn.

Please note that in order to access the Zoom meeting, it is required to enter the passcode provided below. To call into the Zoom meeting via phone, you may find your local number here: https://ncat.zoom.us/u/acTixb8mCW.

When: Monday, October 19, 3:30 - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Zoom link: https://ncat.zoom.us/j/96670581749?pwd=OUFyeU1XTzJhYWhVcjJZdjhzTlk0Zz09
Meeting ID: 966 7058 1749     Passcode: 351701
Agenda: Each panelist will be given approximately 8 minutes to share their story with additional time for Q&A
Facilitator: Kathleen Liang, North Carolina A&T State University
Panelists:

  • Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Titus Awokuse, Michigan State University
  • Jeffrey O’Hara, USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Yoko Kusunose, University of Kentucky
  • David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley

2021 AAEA Mentoring Research Workshop
POSTPONED due to COVID-19

All applications will be held onto for the future date. New applications will still be accepted.
Potential rescheduled dates:
May 25-28

Chicago, IL
Registration fee: $40

The objective of this workshop is mentor junior faculty (less than 5 years) to transition to agricultural and applied economic departments by providing an orientation to expectations for research, teaching and outreach and develop effective strategies for success. The workshop will focus on constructively criticizing research in progress. Mentoring will include networking, information about the profession, and discussion of current research trends and topic areas.

Mentees will be divided into small groups assigned to one or more mentors. Small group sessions will involve short research presentation by each mentee followed by feedback on their research by the group.

To apply for this workshop, submit a 250 word description of motivations for participating and desires for learning outcomes via email to mannen@aaea.org. If you have any questions, contact Mary Annen at 414-918-3190.

All events will take place at:
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603



 

The Hotel Room Block has been secured at:
The Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Booking website:
https://book.passkey.com/go/AAEAMRW2021
Room Rate: $179

 

Confirmed Mentors

  • Titus Awokuse, Michigan State University
  • Stephen Devadoss, Texas Tech University
  • Deacue Fields, University of Arkansas
  • Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (organizer)
  • Jayson Lusk, Purdue University
  • Jill McCluskey, Washington State University
  • Rudy Nayga, University of Arkansas (organizer)
  • Junjie Wu, Oregon State University
  • David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley (organizer)
  • Julie Caswell, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Robbin Shoemaker, Retired NIFA

Initial Agenda

Wednesday, May 26 at the University Club
Time Event
6:00 pm -7:30 pm Networking Reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

Thursday, May 27 at the University Club
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration/Check-in and Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome
9:15 am - 10:15 am General Session 1 - 
Orientation to an Agricultural and Applied Economics Department:
Research, Teaching and Outreach Expectations
10:15 am - 12:15 pm Small Group Sessions  –
will involve presentations by mentees about their working papers
and feedback from mentors and other participants
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm General Session 2 –
How to Develop an Effective Research Program in an Ag and
Applied Economics Department: Strategies for Making an Effective
Transition, Publication, and Tenure
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Small Group Sessions -
will involve presentations by mentees about their working papers
and feedback from mentors and other participants
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking, Mentors meet with their mentees
6:30 pm Dinner

Friday, May 28 at the University Club  
7:00 am  - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am General Session 3 - 
Big Research Questions in Agricultural and Applied Economics
by field that can attract Grant Funding
9:00 am - 11:00 am Small Group Sessions -
will involve presentations by mentees about their working papers
and feedback from mentors and other participants
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Concluding Session: Wrap-up on Key Takeaways