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Engineering faculty at Arizona State University confront many unique demands with respect to teaching, research and service. Maximizing outcomes and productivity in any of these areas is a critically important component of building a successful academic career at the University.

Invited guest speaker Kathleen Barker, author of “At the Bench” and “At the Helm”, will present on the research component of the academic position and cover strategies and best practices relevant to leading a research group in the engineering disciplines.

ASU 601: Leading a Research Group
Friday, February 20, 2015
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Biodesign Auditorium, Tempe campus [map]
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This seminar is open to all ASU campus faculty, staff and students.

Kathleen Barker is a scientist and writer who focuses on science management and on communicating science to society. She authored “At the Bench” which teaches laboratory practice to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical sciences, and “At the Helm” which educates new principal investigators in laboratory management. She received a doctoral degree in biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was a faculty member at The Rockefeller University.

Hosted by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering New Faculty Advisory Council

Questions or topic suggestions for a future seminar? Contact Karmella Haynes at

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