WiCS meeting at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society 2016

Please join us for a WiCS meeting at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Granada, Spain in May.

Developing International Research Collaborations and Promoting Global Leadership A Panel Presentation and Discussion followed by a Speed Mentoring Session

THURSDAY MAY 5, 2016 10:00 AM TO 1:00 P.M.

Research is now more of a team effort than an individual enterprise and science is globally engaged. In this meeting organized by Women in Cognitive Science (http://womenincogsci.org), a panel of senior and junior researchers with international experience will present best practices for developing international research collaborations. We will consider the special challenges that all scientists, females and male alike, but particularly women and members of under-represented groups, face in developing collaborative networks. These include the introduction of new technologies that expand and enable opportunities for collaboration, and the implications for professional development and evaluation in this new context and climate. Panel presentations will be followed by open discussion with the audience. All are welcome.

Panelists: Cristina Cacciari, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Robert Logie, The University of Edinburgh Andria Shimi, University of Oxford Maria Ruz, University of Granada Petar Milin, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University (Moderator)

Speed Mentoring Session: WiCS will host a speed mentoring session following the panel discussion. Junior researchers, assistant professors postdocs, and Ph.D. students, both female and male, who wish to participate as mentees must register in advance at: http://goo.gl/forms/nDmqcHC8kZ. Senior researchers, both female and male, who are willing to participate as mentors must register in advance at: http://goo.gl/forms/A0FmtbHTGA. Note that for the purpose of this event we consider anyone beyond the first years of an assistant professorship or research institute position to be eligible, so both mid-career and senior scientists are invited to be mentors. WiCS will then pair mentees with mentors based on area of research and the type of institutional affiliation (e.g., large university, research institute, small teaching college). The duration of each mentoring session will be about 30 minutes and both mentees and mentors can register for as many as two. We will follow the format that we introduced in Chicago at Psychonomics 2015.

The workshop will occur the morning of Thursday, May 5, from 10 am-1 pm. Note that the International Psychonomics Meeting will open formally at 1:30 pm. The WiCS program will take place prior to the formal opening and almost certainly requires arriving in Granada the night before. Pending funding, WiCS will host a light lunch/reception at the end of the morning session.

Acknowledgments: This meeting of Women in Cognitive Science has been made possible by a grant from the Perception, Action, and Cognition Program with the support from the Office of International Science and Engineering at the US National Science Foundation and the Psychonomic Society.

For more information: http://www.ps2016.org/scientific-information/women-in-cognitive-science/