Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Convention: Boston, MA

Women in Cognitive Science

Staying in the Academic Pipeline: Growing Professionally in an Economic Drought

Thursday May 27, 2010, 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM - Clarendon A - B

Roberta L. Klatzky Chair: Roberta L. Klatzky
Carnegie Mellon University

The WICS panel discussion this year focuses most broadly on how scientists can create opportunities and optimize mechanisms to sustain research productivity under less than ideal employment conditions. The current economic challenges underscore the urgent need to address this issue. At the same time, for many (junior) scientists, it is never clear how flexible to be so as to sustain oneself until one secures a job while remaining research active and visible in the field in which one has developed expertise. The goal of the WICS panel discussion is to find and discuss creative solutions to the shrinking job opportunities. In the panel discussion, we bring together a mix of junior and senior researchers, university administrators, and department heads/chairs to approach this issue from different vantage points and consider solutions that take into account various constraints and opportunities that may exist.

Organized By: Judith Kroll, Pennsylvania State University Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University Laurie Beth Feldman, The University at Albany, SUNY Janet van Hell, Radboud University Nijmegen


Inge-Marie Eigsti Inge-Marie Eigsti
University of Connecticut
Randall W. Engle Randall W. Engle
Georgia Institute of Technology
Donald J. Foss Donald J. Foss
University of Houston
Molly C. Potter Molly C. Potter
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010 Program Committee
Tyler S. Lorig, Washington and Lee University (Chair); Nalini Ambady, Tufts University; Abigail Baird, Vassar College; Sian Beilock, University of Chicago; Daniel Klein, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York; Richard Lewis, Pomona College; Kris Preacher, University of Kansas; Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University; Timothy Strauman, Duke University; Tracy Zinn, James Madison University