Info on the original three workshops:
2017: "Bridges to Germany" Workshop in Mainz
Cologne, May 18 - 20, 2020
This fourth annual workshop aims to gather junior group leaders in the fields of chemistry, physics, and astronomy; their academic administrative leaders at German universities; experts in educational exchange from the Fulbright Kommission and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) for a unique opportunity to further professional development.
The workshop offers training for junior group leaders in Germany on how to best implement evidence-based pedagogies, integrate research and teaching, use new strategies for communicating science to the public, and develop skills in time management, leadership, mentoring students, and networking. The workshop also engages the academic administrative leaders in Germany in a dialogue on how to leverage professional development for future academic leaders and increase the university's impact on society.
The workshop has the following objectives:
The first evening of the workshop will feature a German-American science slam in Köln. Six young German and U.S. American scientists present their original research results in their native languages during successive 10-minute rapid-fire “performances.”
German-American Science Slam on Monday evening, May 18 - Info and registration for the slam available soon
The event will be free and open to the public.
The 2020 workshop is the fourth workshop of this series. The first workshop, "Bridges to Germany", was held in May 2017 in Mainz as part of the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative. The Fulbright-Cottrell Second Junior Faculty Professional Development Workshop took place in June 2018 in Berlin and the third workshop took place in June 2019 in Göttingen. Both latter workshops were supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
These workshops are an initiative that adapts aspects of two established programs offered by the Cottrell Scholar Collaborative to the German academic landscape: the CSC New Faculty Workshop and the CSC Academic Leadership Training Workshop.
Some feedback from past participants in the workshops:
"Absolutely excellent workshop that should be mandatory for all junior faculty."
"Every junior faculty member would find it (the workshop) useful and helpful."
"The workshop is essential for junior faculty members on their way to full professorship."
"I learned a lot about teaching, some new details related to funding, and did do some potentially helpful networking."
"The 'active teaching' lessons were very insightful. The contact with people just a few steps ahead in career were encouraging."
"I liked the emphasis on the teaching side. I find teaching an essential part as we are responsible to equip the students with the knowledge and tools they need to drive our world forward."
"I learned a lot of tricks to make the most of combining teaching and research."
"[The science slam] was exciting and interesting, and I am glad to know that such events exist - it was my first science slam and I will attend more in the future, and spread the word about them. It was also a good chance to chat with other attendees in a more relaxed setting."
"[The science slam] is another way to communicate about science, and it is ludic. It makes sense in the framework of the workshop."
The workshop is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Fulbright Commission, which administers the annual Fulbright-Cottrell Award in collaboration with the American Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Confirmed Speakers (continuously updated)